Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

1151 Friberg Ave.
Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota 56537

Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Fergus Falls, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 21st, 2019, Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Otter Tail County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Fergus Falls/Otter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (FFOTCHRA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The FFOTCHRA offers one Public Housing community with 67 units for families, ranging from three and four bedrooms, and one Public Housing Community for senior/disabled households.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download the pre-application online here, then print and complete.
  2. Pick up a pre-application in person at FFHRA, located at 1151 Friberg Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537 during normal office hours.
Once the pre-application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

No documents are needed at this time.

The FFOTCHRA does not have a preference. 

For more information, visit the FFOTCHRA website, or call the office at (218) 739-3249 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)739-3249.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/28/2015.

About Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at http://www.fergusfallshra.com/.

Representatives of Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (218) 739-3249. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/21/2019, it is not known if Fergus FallsOtter Tail 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 Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 111 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 109 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $349 $657
Monthly Cost $37,988 $1,314

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fergus FallsOtter Tail 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 28% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $13,060 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 12% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% 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.

43% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

18% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 16% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 26% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 52% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 34% 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 Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $325 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $493. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $107.



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.


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