Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

205 Garfield Avenue
Mentor, Polk County, Minnesota 56736

Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Mentor, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 19th, 2019, Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Kittson County, Lake of the Woods County, Marshall County, Norman County, Pennington County, Polk County, Red Lake County and Roseau County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please note: The Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority covers the Counties of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk (with limited availability city of Crookston), Red Lake, Roseau and Lake of the Woods, MN.

The Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (NMMCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the NMMCHRA to pick up a pre-application, located at 205 Garfield Ave., Mentor, MN 56736, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed to PO Box 128, Mentor, MN 56736, or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include Social Security Cards for each household member with the pre-application.

For more information, visit the NMMCHRA website, or call the office at (218) 637-2431 from 8:00 am until 4:30 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 2186372431.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

Please note: The Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority covers the Counties of  Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk (with limited availability city of Crookston), Red Lake, Roseau and Lake of the Woods, MN.

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

Please note: The HRA only offers three bedroom homes for families.

The NMMCHRA offers one Public Housing community with 167 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from one bedroom and three bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the NMMCHRA to pick up a pre-application, located at 205 Garfield Ave., Mentor, MN 56736 during, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the address listed above, or mailed to PO Box 128, Mentor, MN 56736.

Be sure to include Social Security Cards for each household member with the pre-application.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the NMMCHRA website, or call the office at (218) 637-2431 from 8:00 am until 4:30 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 2186372431.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/28/2015.

About Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at http://www.nwmnhra.org/.

Representatives of Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (218) 637-2431. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/19/2019, it is not known if Northwest Minnesota Multi-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 Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 830 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 783 4 5 38
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $417 $398 $159 $857
Monthly Cost $326,214 $1,590 $797 $32,578

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Northwest Minnesota Multi-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 23% having issued approximately 37 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 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 27 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $13,148 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 12% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 7% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

38% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

24% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 34% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

45% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $310 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $519. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $103.



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.


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