Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Plymouth, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.
Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Plymouth.
|Plymouth, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority Website: http://www.plymouthmn.gov/departments/community-development/housing/section-8.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority (PHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in October 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
Plymouth, MN is about 10 miles west of Minneapolis, MN.
Please note: Applications were only available on October 7-8. Persons who obtained an application on those dates still have until October 20, 2017 to submit the application, but the waiting list has closed to all other persons.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the application online.
Once the application has been completed, it must have been postmarked by October 20, 2017 and mailed to the PHRA.
This waiting list had the following preferences: Involuntarily displaced by natural disaster, government action, owner action, domestic violence, or hate crime; homeless and living in a shelter or transitional housing; rent burdened; live or work in Hennepin County; head of household is unable to work due to disability.
150 1-Bedroom households, 250 2-Bedroom households, and 100 3-Bedroom households were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, for a total of 500 applicants.
For more information, visit the PHRA website, or call the office at (763) 509-5410.
Last Updated on 10/09/2017.
More information about Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at http://www.plymouthmn.gov/departments/community-development/housing/section-8.
As of 05/25/2020, it is not known if Plymouth 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.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 214 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||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$706||$962||$737||$639|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 9% having issued approximately 38 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 21 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $17,266 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
41% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.
47% 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 Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $453 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,236. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $76.
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.