Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

1224 North Nokomis Street
Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota 56308
(320) 762-2954

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a public housing agency in Alexandria, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 22nd, 2019, Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Douglas and Pope County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 2,3,4 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Douglas County and Pope County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Douglas and Pope County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
2,3,4 Bedroom Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Douglas and Pope County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (DCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Waiting list is currently open, from March 18, 2019 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice. It was last open from January until June, 2016.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up an application at the DCHRA office, located at 1224 North Nokomis, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  2. Call (320) 762-3849 to request an application by mail.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the DCHRA office located at the above address during office hours.

This waiting list has the following preference: Live or work in Douglas or Pope county, Minnesota.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preference.

For more information, contact the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (320) 762-3849 .

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/18/2019.

Open Indefinitely: 2,3,4 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (DCHRA) Public Housing waiting list for 2-4 Bedroom units, is currently open, since at least May, 2016, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up an application at the DCHRA office, located at 1224 North Nokomis, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, and Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm CT.
  2. Call (320) 762-3849 to request an application by mail.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off at the DCHRA office located at the above address during office hours.
  2. Mailed to the DCHRA office at the above address.

This waiting list has the following preference: Live or work in Douglas or Pope county, Minnesota.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preference.

For more information, contact the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (320) 762-3849 .

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/17/2019.

About Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/30/2019, Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 198 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 193 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $322 $622
Monthly Cost $62,106 $3,111

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Douglas 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 21% having issued approximately 10 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $12,996 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% 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, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

29% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 69% of all households were headed by a female.

9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 55% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

50% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $342 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $365. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $73.



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 Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Douglas County

1715 Cranberry Ln NE
Alexandria, MN
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