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Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

59039 220th St
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota 55912

Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 11th, 2020, Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Mower County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Mower 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.

Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Phone: (507) 434-5556.

Open Until Further Notice: 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Public Housing Waiting List

The Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MCHRA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The MCHRA offers one Public Housing community with 28 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the MCHRA to pick up a pre-application, located at 59039 220th St., Austin, MN 55912, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

If the applicant is elderly or disabled, they can call the MCHRA at (507) 434-5556 to have a pre-application mailed to them.

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, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members, and birth certificates.

The MCHRA does have a preference for: Elderly or disabled applicants.

For more information, call the MCHRA office at (507) 434-5556, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (507)434-5556.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/28/2015.

About Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Representatives of Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (507) 434-5556. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/11/2020, it is not known if Mower 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 Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 31 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
Vouchers 31
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $405
Monthly Cost $12,548

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mower 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 15% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $12,862 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 15% 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

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 73% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 8% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

58% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

58% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 50% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% 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, 23% with 2 bedrooms and 58% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% 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 Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $302 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $483. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $93.



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 Apartments Operated by Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Mower County

310 NW Lincoln St
Adams, Minnesota

Low Income Housing Managed by Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Murphy's Creek Townhomes

504 25th Ave NW
Austin, Minnesota
$745-845
2-3 BR