Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority

6700 Portland Avenue S.
Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota 55423

Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of January 16th, 2022, Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Richfield.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Richfield, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

Open Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority Website: https://www.richfieldmn.gov/departments/community_development/section_8.php.

Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority Phone: (612) 861-9700.

Open Soon: Richfield, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon.

The RHRA will accept Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from January 18, 2022 at 10:00 am, until January 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm CT.

Please note: According to the Housing Link public notice, the RHRA states, "95% of the waiting list placements will be households that live, work or attend school full-time in Richfield."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limit for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person Household: $36,750 | 5 Person Household: $56,650
  • 2 Person Household: $42,000 | 6 Person Household: $60,850
  • 3 Person Household: $47,250 | 7 Person Household: $65,050
  • 4 Person Household: $52,450 | 8 Person Household: $69,250

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

600 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the RHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Housing Link public notice on December 28, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Richfield, Minnesota.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (612) 861-9773.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/28/2021.

About Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at https://www.richfieldmn.gov/departments/community_development/section_8.php.

Representatives of Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (612) 861-9700. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/16/2022, it is not known if Richfield 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 Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 186 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 145 41
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $646 $824
Monthly Cost $93,707 $33,787

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Richfield 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 12% having issued approximately 19 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 52 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $17,142 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% 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 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

41% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

68% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 62% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

48% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 6% 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 Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $451 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $808. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $77.



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.