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McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

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

McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves McLeod County.

McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is managed by the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Waiting list information can be found here.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
McLeod County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

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

McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Phone: (763) 552-1447.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 28, 2020, the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Facebook page says:

"All Kandiyohi County HRA/McLeod County HRA offices are closed to the public until further notice. THe office will remain staffed to assit our residents. Please note that staff may be working remotely so please leave a message or contact them by email. If there is an emergency, please contact the front desk at 320-235-8637, Ext.0 during regular business hours or the normal on-call emergency line."

More information can be found here.

Closed: 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 closed. Applications were last accepted on July 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application from the Kandiyohi County/McLeod County HRA Office.
  2. Call the MCHRA to request the application by mail.
  3.  Email MCHRA to request an application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the MCHRA Facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the MCHRA public notice, as of July 22, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in McLeod County, Minnesota.

Last Updated on 07/31/2020.

About McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

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

Representatives of McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (763) 552-1447. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/28/2020, it is not known if McLeod 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 McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 108 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, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 104 2 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $392 $391 $449
Monthly Cost $40,724 $781 $898

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for McLeod 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 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $12,865 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 15% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 77% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

19% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 37% include at least one person with a disability. 62% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 55% with 2 bedrooms and 18% 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 McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $341 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $472. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $83.



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.