Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

2200 23rd Street NE, Suite #2090
Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota 56201

Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moving to Work programs. As of July 30th, 2021, Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Kandiyohi County and McLeod County.

Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages the McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Hanson Apartments Project-Based Voucher Open Until Application Limit
Limited Public Housing Open Until Application Limit
McLeod County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Website: https://www.facebook.com/KCHRA.

Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Phone: (320) 235-8637.

Open Until Application Limit: Hanson Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (KCHRA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2-Bedroom apartments at Hanson Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from April 14, 2021 at 8:00 am CT, until 20 applications have been received. 

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Call the HRA at (320) 235-8637 x2862 to request an application by mail or email. 
  2. Email the HRA at hra_r@kcmn.us to request an application by mail or email. 

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

  1. Mailed to the HRA, 2200 NE 23rd Street, Suite 2090, Willmar, MN 56201.
  2. Emailed to hra_r@kcmn.us.
  3. Faxed to (320) 235-7831. 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the KCHRA Facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the West Central Tribune public notice on April 21, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Willmar, Minnesota.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (320) 235-8637.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/22/2021.

Open Until Application Limit: Limited 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 Waiting List

The Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Public Housing waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedrooms apartments is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted from August 3, 2020 at 8:00 am CT, until the waiting list of each bedroom size reaches 65 applicants.

Please note: According to the HRA, this waiting list is only open for applicants who meet the preferences listed below.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  • Pick up a pre-application from Lakeview Apartments, located at 300 7th Street NW, Willmar, MN 56201.
  • Call (320) 235-4159 to request a pre-application by email or mail.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be returned to the Lakeview Apartments, address mentioned above.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Residency Preference: Applicants whose head, spouse or co-head live or work in Kandiyohi County or attend education and training programs in Kandiyohi County if the education or training program is designed to prepare applicants for the job market will receive a preference equal to one point. A copy of a current lease, statement from a shelter or state photo ID showing an address in Kandiyohi County will be acceptable verification of residency. Acceptable verification of employment will be a current pay stub. Enrollment at an institution of higher learning or training program located in Kandiyohi County will be verified by third-party.
  • Working Families Preference: Families whose head, spouse, co-head or sole member is employed or attending education or training programs will receive a preference equal to one point. Applicants whose head, spouse, co-head or sole member is age 62 or older or is a person with disabilities will also receive the Working Families Preference. Acceptable verification of employment will be a current pay stub. Enrollment at an institution of higher learning or training program will be verified by third-party. Age will be verified by a copy of a state photo ID or birth certificate. Disability will be verified by a current year SSI award letter or letter from knowledgeable professional to verify disability.
  • Veteran’s Preference: An applicant will receive one preference point if the head, spouse or co-head is currently serving in the armed forces or has been honorably discharged from the armed forces. The applicant must verify this by showing a current military ID or by providing a copy of their DD214 form.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HRA facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the HRA public notice, as of August 11, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Willmar, Minnesota. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (320) 235-4159.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/11/2020.

Other Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: McLeod County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from June 10, 2019, until July 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the application at the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority office.
  2. Pick up an application at the adKandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
  3. Call to request an application by mail.
  4. Send an email to request an application by mail.

Once the application was completed, it must has been mailed to the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Disabled, Elderly, Live/Work in McLeod County, and Veterans.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MCHRA Facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the MCHRA, as of Jun 12, 2020.

Last Updated on 05/21/2021.

Closed: Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (KCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 19, 2021, until July 21, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Call to request an application by mail or email.
  2. Send an email to request an application by mail or email.

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

  1. Mailed to the HRA office.
  2. Hand delivered to the drop box located outside the exterior front doors of the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building.
  3. Emailed to the KCHRA
  4. Faxed to the KCHRA.

The waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Disabled
    An applicant will receive one preference point if they are a family that includes a disabled person. The applicant must verify this by providing proof that a family member receives SSI or by a signed statement from a knowledgeable professional.
  • Elderly
    An applicant will receive one preference point if the head, spouse, or co-head is 62 years old or older. The applicant must verify this by providing a copy of a picture ID, official record of birth or proof of Social Security retirement benefits.
  • Resident of Kandiyohi County
    An applicant will receive one preference point if at the time of pre-application, they are a family whose head, spouse or co-head live or work in Kandiyohi County or attend education and training programs in Kandiyohi County if the education or training program is designed to prepare applicants for the job market.  A copy of a current lease, statement from a shelter or state photo ID showing an address in Kandiyohi County will be acceptable verification of residency.  Acceptable verification of employment will be a current pay stub.  Enrollment at an institution of higher learning or training program located in Kandiyohi County will be verified by third-party.
  • Veteran
    An applicant will receive one preference point if the head, spouse or co-head is currently serving in the armed forces or has been honorably discharged from the armed forces. The applicant must verify this by showing a current military ID or by providing a copy of their DD214 form.  Verification of preference(s) must be submitted with the pre-application in order to be added to the HRA’s waiting list.  

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

For more information, read the KCHRA public notice, or visit the KCHRA Facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the KCHRA on May 21, 2021.

Last Updated on 07/21/2021.

About Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at https://www.facebook.com/KCHRA.

Representatives of Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (320) 235-8637. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm CT.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 07/30/2021, it is not known if Kandiyohi 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 Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 280 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, 2020:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 254 5 16
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $443 $342 $998
Monthly Cost $112,559 $1,710 $15,971

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Kandiyohi 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 19% having issued approximately 15 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 12 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3 persons and has a household income of $16,235 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 57% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 50% 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, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

54% of households included children, 19% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

52% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 45% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 58% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $427 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $412. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $133.



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.


Low Income Housing Managed by Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

15th Street Flats

1613 15th Street Southeast
Willmar, Minnesota
$362-862
1-3 BR