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 Public Housing Agency in Willmar, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 7th, 2019, Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The McLeod County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open until an application limit is reached. The Family Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

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, and the Willmar Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
McLeod County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Application Limit
Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Application Limit: McLeod County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from June 10, 2019, until 300 applications have been submitted.

There are four ways to apply:

  1. Complete the application at the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority office; located at 2200 23rd St. NE, Suite 2090, Willmar, MN 56201, from 8:00 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Pick up an application at the address above, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  3. Call (320) 235-8637, ext. 2862 to request an application by mail.
  4. Send an email to hra_r@co.kandiyohi.mn.us to request an application by mail.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority at the address above.

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

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

For more information, visit the MCHRA Facebook page.

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.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/13/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (KCHRA) Family Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

Please note: The KCHRA Family Public Housing program offers 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom units.

To apply, visit the KCHRA office, located at 2200 NE 23rd Street, Suite. 2090, Willmar, MN 56201; 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday.

For more information, visit the KCHRA Facebook page.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/11/2019.

Other Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher 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 July 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., until July 31, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. ET. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the application at the KCHRA office.
  2. Call to request an application by mail.
  3. Send an email to the KCHRA.

Once the application was completed, it must have been postmarked by July 31, 2019 and mailed to the KCHRA.

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

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

For more information, visit the KCHRA Facebook page

Last Updated on 08/31/2019.

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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/07/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 244 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 233 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $456 $922
Monthly Cost $106,173 $10,146

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.