Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority

324 E River Road
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota 56401

Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Brainerd, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, and Family Self-sufficiency programs. As of October 15th, 2019, Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Brainerd South Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Crow Wing County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Brainerd South Open Until Further Notice
Crow Wing County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority (BHRA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least November 16, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Select the "Download the Public Housing Application" link.

For more information, visit the BHRA website here, or call the office at (218) 828-3705.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (218) 828-3705.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/28/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Brainerd South Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority (BHRA) Brainerd South waiting list is currently open, since at least November 16, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

Please note: Brainerd South is a community with 60 1-and 2-Bedroom units.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Select the "Download the Brainerd South Application" link.

For more information, visit the BHRA website here, or call the office at (218) 828-3705.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (218) 828-3705.

Last Updated on 11/28/2018.

Other Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Crow Wing County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Brainerd (HRAB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from November, 2018 until July, 2019. Before that, in was open in June, 2018, and in May, 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the application online.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or Work in Crow Wing County, Minnesota.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BHRA website.

Last Updated on 07/15/2019.

About Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at http://brainerdhra.org/.

Representatives of Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (218) 828-3705. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 7:15am to 4:30pm CT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:15am-4:30pm
Tuesday 7:15am-4:30pm
Wednesday 7:15am-4:30pm
Thursday 7:15am-4:30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 11/26/2018, Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 317 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 300 10 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $369 $395 $644
Monthly Cost $110,753 $3,953 $4,506

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 9% having issued approximately 33 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 40 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $13,567 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

44% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $329 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $410. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $63.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority

North Star Apartments

410 E River Rd
Brainerd, MN
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