Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority

428 W 5th Street
Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota
(651) 388-7571

About Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority

The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Red Wing, Minnesota.

The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Red Wing.

Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RWHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. This waiting list opened on April 11, 2016, and is open indefinitely. It was last open in October 2014.

Please note: According to the RWHRA, the office "is now accepting applications for the Section 8 program only for families eligible for the Red Wing HRA residency preference. Families wishing to apply for the Section 8 program are required to complete the online application and submit proof of residency. The housing office will request documentation of the residency preference at the time application is received. Application from non-Red Wing residents will not be accepted."

To apply, complete the online pre-application here.

Disabled applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application can call Becky Hinrichs at (651) 301-7027.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the RWHRA website, or call the office at (651) 388-7571.

Last Updated on 08/31/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RWHRA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The RWHRA offers one Public Housing community with 119 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

There are three ways to apply

  1. Visit the RWHRA to pick up a pre-application, located at 428 West Fifth Street, Red Wing, MN 55066 during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling 651-388-7571 during normal office hours.
  3. Download the pre-application online here, then print and complete.
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: Copy of Birth Certificates and Social security cards.

The RWHRA does have a preference for: Elderly, disabled, or applicants that live and/or work in Red Wing.

For more information, visit the RWHRA website or call the office at (651) 388-7571 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 08/28/2015.

More information about Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at http://www.redwinghra.org/.


About the Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 137 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardPorted Out
Vouchers1334
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$426$685
Monthly Cost$56,703$2,739

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Red Wing 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 8 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $14,514 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% 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 53% 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, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

50% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

35% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 27% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 4% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $373 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $481. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $68.



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.