About Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mora

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mora is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Mora, Minnesota.

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mora serves the state of Minnesota.

Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mora Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

The HRAM offers one Public Housing community with forty three units for families and senior/disabled households, with mostly one bedroom and about four two bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Call (320) 679-4789 to request a pre-application to be emailed or mailed to you.
  2. Pick up a pre-application in person at the HRAM, located at 160 Vahalla Circle, Mora, MN 5505,1 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 HRAM does not have a preference. 

Qualified applicants will be placed by the date and time the pre-application is received.

More information can be found by calling HRAM at (320) 679-4789 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mora Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 08/28/2015.

Mora Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Mora Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for nearly three weeks in January 2017; and prior to that for five days in November 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Contact the MHRA to request a paper application.
Please note: There was an option to complete an online application, but the MHRA had technical difficulties, and removed the online application.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been:

  1. Mailed the MHRA office.
  2. Dropped off to the MHRA.
  3. Faxed to the MHRA.
  4. Emailed to the MHRA.
There are no preferences.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the MHRA website, or call the office at (320) 679-4789.

Last Updated on 01/20/2017.


About the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mora Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mora manages 77 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 64 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $353 $626
Monthly Cost $22,594 $8,141

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mora

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 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $12,943 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 9% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 88% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 36% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 6% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

20% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 17% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mora Housing Choice Voucher program, 51% include at least one person with a disability. 78% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

41% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Mora voucher holders in 2016 was $339 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $404. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $82.



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.