Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

116 Center Avenue E
Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota
(218) 233-8883

Program Details

Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Dilworth, Minnesota.

Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Clay County.

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About Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/17/2018, it is not known if Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is accepting 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 most recent VMS report, Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 423 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 402 12 4 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $462 $577 $388 $615
Monthly Cost $185,650 $6,923 $1,553 $3,076

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 Operated by Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

1358 Hartford St
Hawley, Minnesota
Dilworth - Ulen - Hawley Scattered Sites is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Hawley.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Income Based
Public Housing
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Apartment Communities managed by Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

1828 34th Avenue S
Moorhead, Minnesota
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.
Income Based
Section 42 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)
Accepts Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)
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