About Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority

The Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Mankato, Minnesota.

The Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority serves Mankato, Good Thunder, North Mankato, Eagle Lake, Lake Crystal, Amboy and Mapleton.

The City of Mankato Economic Development Authority and Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority operate the Section 8 and Public Housing program together as the Mankato and Blue Earth County Economic Development Authorities.

Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority Waiting Lists

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Now

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The Mankato and Blue Earth County Economic Development Authorities (MBECEDAs) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis, from April 18, 2017 at 12:00 am, until May 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm CT. It was last open for two weeks in April 2015.

Please note: According to the MBECEDAs, "At this time, the Mankato and Blue Earth County EDAs are only accepting applications from individuals and families who qualify for local preference:

Head of household or spouse must live in Blue Earth County, work at least 30 hours a week in Blue Earth County, or attend school fulltime in Blue Earth County.

Veterans that qualify for local preference will also receive Veteran’s Preference."

To apply, complete the online application here.

The following documentation is required: First and last names, Social Security Numbers, and total gross annual income of all household members; and valid address and phone number of the applicant.

Income limit information can be found here.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the BECEDA website, or call the office at (507) 387-8636.

Summary

  • What: Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Opening
  • When: April 18th, 2017 at 12:00 AM CT - May 3rd, 2017 at 11:59 AM CT
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at https://mankato2017.hdswaitinglist.com/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Veterans.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 04/18/2017.

Public Housing Waitlist: Open Indefinitely

The City of Mankato and Blue Earth County Economic Development Authorities (CMBECEDA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The CMBECEDA offers one Public Housing community with 179 units for families and senior/disabled households.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the CMBECEDA to pick up a pre-application, located at 10 Civic Center Plaza Mankato, MN 56002-3368 during normal office hours
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, you must call the CMBECEDA to schedule an interview at (507) 387-8600  during normal office hours.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, proof of all income, birth certificates, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the CMBEDECEDA website, or call the office at (507) 387-8600 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 04/12/2017.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Breckenridge Townh 93/100 01/14/2015
Blue Earth County 86/100 01/15/2015

Affordable Apartments near Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority

115 S Riverfront Dr
Riverfront Courts is a 33 unit low income housing apartment community in Mankato.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Mankato.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
615 Nicollet Ave
North Mankato Hra is a 76 unit low income housing apartment community in North Mankato.
200 Dublin Ct
Dublin Road Townhomes is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Mankato.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Mankato.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit