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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 Public Housing Agency in Dilworth, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 9th, 2020, Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Clay County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

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

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

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

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.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/28/2015.

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/.

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 04/09/2020, 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
Accepts Vouchers