About Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

The Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Dilworth, Minnesota.

The Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Clay County, Moorhead, Dilworth, Barnesville, Ulen, Hawley and Glyndon.

Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families.

Please note: The CCHRA does not offer a Public Housing for senior/disabled households.

The CCHRA is only accepting Public Housing pre-applications for three bedroom units in Hawley or Ulen. Applicants must have taken the tenant education project class and have a certificate in order to apply.

The CCHRA offers 24 scattered site single homes for families, ranging in size from 3 to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the CCHRA to pick up a pre-application, located at 116 Center Avenue E, Dilworth, MN 56529, during normal office hours.
  2. Download the pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the address listed above, or mailed to PO Box 99, Dilworth, MN 56529.

No documents are needed at this time.

The CCHRA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: Victim of domestic violence, or homeless.

For more information, visit the CCHRA website, or call the office at (218) 233-8883 during normal office hours.

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Last Updated on 08/28/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 336 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 323 11 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $446 $596 $748
Monthly Cost $144,139 $6,551 $1,495

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.


Affordable Apartments near Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

1828 34th Avenue S
Fieldcrest Townhomes is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Moorhead. Rents at Fieldcrest Townhomes are Income Based.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Moorhead.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
110 2nd St NE
Agassiz Apartments is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Ulen.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
3501 Village Green Drive
Village Green Manor is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Moorhead.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance