Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea

800 4th Avenue South
Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota 56007

Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea is a Public Housing Agency in Albert Lea, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 18th, 2019, Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea serves Albert Lea.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea (HRAAL) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The HRAAL offers one Public Housing community with 76 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HRAAL to pick up a pre-application, located at 800 Fourth Avenue South, Albert Lea, MN 56007

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the HRAAL can be reached by calling (507) 377-4375 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 (507)377-4375.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/28/2015.

About Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea

Representatives of Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea may be available by phone at (507) 377-4375. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/18/2019, it is not known if Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea 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 Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea manages 110 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 110
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $278
Monthly Cost $30,631

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea

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 16% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $12,743 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

9% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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.

45% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

29% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea voucher holders in 2016 was $366 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $365. 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.


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