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City of Mankato Economic Development Authority

10 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota 56001

City of Mankato Economic Development Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of October 20th, 2020, City of Mankato Economic Development Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

City of Mankato Economic Development Authority serves Blue Earth County.

The City of Mankato Economic Development Authority and Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority operate together as the Mankato and Blue Earth County Economic Development Authorities.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Blue Earth County, Minnesota Limited Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open City of Mankato Economic Development Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

City of Mankato Economic Development Authority Website: https://www.mankatomn.gov/city-services-a-z/city-services-a-m/housing.

City of Mankato Economic Development Authority Phone: (507) 387-8600.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The City of Mankato and Blue Earth County Economic Development Authorities (MBECEDA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least April, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are three ways to apply

  1. Pick up an application at the MBECEDA office, located at 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001.
  2. Calling (507) 387-8600 to schedule an appointment
  3. Download and print the application online here. Select the application link in the bottom paragraph.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

Please note: As of March 19,2020 a representative from the MBECEDA stated that the wait time for this waiting list is estimated to be 1 to 2 years.

For more information, visit the MBECEDA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (507) 387-8600.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/18/2020.

Other City of Mankato Economic Development Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Blue Earth County, Minnesota Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Mankato and Blue Earth County Economic Development Authorities (MBECEDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one year from April, 2019 until April, 2020. Before that, it was open for two weeks in April, 2017, and for two weeks in April, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.                                 

This waiting list had the following preferences: head of households or spouse/co-heads who live, work, or attend school in Blue Earth County, non-elderly disabled households who live, work, or attend school in Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, LeSueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, or Winona Counties of Southeast Minnesota, applicants with veteran status based on DD-214 discharge papers showing previous service, or at least 181 consecutive dates, or by reason of disability incurred while on active duty, applicant being displaced due to natural disaster or government action, applicant is being displaced due to domestic violence.

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 MBECEDA website.

Last Updated on 04/08/2020.

About City of Mankato Economic Development Authority

More information about City of Mankato Economic Development Authority can be found on its website at https://www.mankatomn.gov/city-services-a-z/city-services-a-m/housing.

Representatives of City of Mankato Economic Development Authority may be available by phone at (507) 387-8600. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:30am to 4:30pm CT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of October 20th, 2020, it is not known if City of Mankato Economic Development Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 03/28/2019, City of Mankato Economic Development Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Mankato Economic Development Authority manages 401 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 344 25 27 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $500 $628 $684 $344
Monthly Cost $171,969 $15,695 $18,467 $1,722

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Mankato Economic Development 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 11% having issued approximately 38 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $16,335 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, 9% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 15% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

43% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 40% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 92% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 City of Mankato Economic Development Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $399 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $582. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $85.



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.


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