Moorhead Public Housing Agency
Moorhead Public Housing Agency is a Public Housing Agency in Moorhead, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 15th, 2019, Moorhead Public Housing Agency has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Moorhead Public Housing Agency serves Moorhead.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
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How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Moorhead Public Housing Agency
(MPHA) is currently accepting
Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.
The MPHA offers one Public Housing community with 175 units for families and senior/disabled households.
There are two ways to apply:
- Visit the MPHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 800 Second Avenue North, Moorhead, MN 56560 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
- Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (218) 299-5458 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
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 MPHA can be reached by calling (218) 299-5458 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (218)299-5458.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 08/28/2015.
About Moorhead Public Housing Agency
Representatives of Moorhead Public Housing Agency may be available by phone at (218) 299-5458. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Moorhead Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the most recent VMS report, Moorhead Public Housing Agency manages 97 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
||Standard ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out |
||91 ||5 ||1 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$504 ||$239 ||$624 |
||$45,859 ||$1,196 ||$624 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Moorhead Public Housing Agency
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 10% having issued approximately 12 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 70 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $14,222 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% 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, 32% 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.
51% of households included children, 18% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.
42% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 34% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Moorhead Public Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 41% 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 Moorhead Public Housing Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $360 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $870. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $91.
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.
Public Housing Operated by Moorhead Public Housing Agency
800 2nd Ave N