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Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

116 Center Avenue E
Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota 56529

Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of March 3rd, 2021, Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Clay County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Agassiz Apartments and Houge Estates Open Until Further Notice
Clay County, Minnesota Limited Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Eastern Townhomes Project-Based Voucher Closed
Fieldcrest Townhomes Closed

Open Clay County Housing and Redevelopment 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.

Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Website: https://www.claycohra.com/.

Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Phone: (218) 233-8883.

COVID-19 Update: As of June 17, 2020, the Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority website says:

"Clay County HRA office buildings will be closed to the public in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 until further notice.  Services and operation hours will continue to be provided to our clients & applicants through phone, email, and by appointment only.

Please call 218-233-8883 to discuss alternative options to conduct your business.

If dropping off paperwork, please use the drop off slot located on the SW side door.  Please make sure your full name, social security number, and phone number is listed on your paperwork."

Open Until Further Notice: Agassiz Apartments and Houge Estates Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) waiting list for apartments at Agassiz Apartments and Houge Estates is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February 2021, until further notice.

  • Agassiz Apartments, are located at 114 2nd ST NE Ulen, MN 56585 (1 and 2 Bedrooms)
  • Houge Estates, are located at 510 Center Ave East Dilworth, MN 56529 (1 Bedroom)

To apply during the opening period, print the online paper application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the CCHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CCHRA on February 18, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Ulen and Dilworth, Minnesota.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (218) 233-8883.

Last Updated on 02/18/2021.

Other Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Clay County, Minnesota Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis from February 4, 2021 until February 28, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the CCHRA, this waiting list was for "Families who are Clay County residents who contain a member with a disabling condition."

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call the CCHRA.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Families who are Clay County residents who contain a member with a disabling condition.

500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CCHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CCHRA on January 26, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Clay County, Minnesota.

Last Updated on 03/01/2021.

Closed: Eastern Townhomes Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) Family Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 3 and 4-Bedrooms apartments at Eastern Townhomes is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

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

Once the application has been completed, it must have be mailed to the Clay County HRA.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the CCHRA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Last Updated on 01/27/2021.

Closed: Fieldcrest Townhomes Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Fieldcrest Townhomes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted until December 15, 2020.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the CCHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CCHRA on February 18, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Last Updated on 02/18/2021.

About Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at https://www.claycohra.com/.

Representatives of Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (218) 233-8883. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/03/2021, it is not known if Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 422 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 362 13 28 6 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $533 $634 $765 $1,031 $331
Monthly Cost $192,836 $8,248 $21,426 $6,183 $4,308

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Clay County 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 8% having issued approximately 42 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 24 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,135 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 8% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.

46% of households included children, 13% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

31% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 16% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 63% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $327 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $564. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $110.



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 Apartments Operated by Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Dilworth - Ulen - Hawley Scattered Sites

1358 Hartford St
Hawley, Minnesota

Low Income Housing Managed by Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Fieldcrest Townhomes

1828 34th Avenue S
Moorhead, Minnesota
Income Based
2-3 BR