Saint Paul Public Housing Agency

555 Wabasha Street North, Saint Paul, MN

There are no open waiting lists offered by Saint Paul Public Housing Agency. Go to the Minnesota Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Minnesota Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: St. Paul, Minnesota Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The St. Paul Public Housing Authority (SPPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The SPPHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from November 15, 2022, until November 21, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who are extremely low income.
  • Saint Paul residents.
  • Veterans.
  • Those associated with special allocations.

2,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SPPRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SPPHA notice on November 11, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Last Updated on 11/22/2022.

Closed: Scattered Site Homes and Duplexes Public Housing Waiting List

The Saint Paul Public Housing Agency Public Housing waiting list for 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments at Scattered Site Homes and Duplexes is closed.

The St. Paul PHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from April 21, 2022, until June 20, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. Applications were not available at the PHA offices. Fax or e-mail requests were not accepted.

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

  • 1 Person: $55,950 | 5 Persons: $86,300
  • 2 Persons: $63,950 | 6 Persons: $92,700
  • 3 Persons: $71,950 | 7 Persons: $99,100
  • 4 Persons: $79,900 | 8 Persons: $105,500

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Applications received between 8:00 am on April 21, 2022, through 12:00 am on April 27, 2022 were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. Applications received after April 27, 2022, were placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the St. Paul PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HousingLink public notice on March 28, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in St. Paul, Minnesota. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 10/19/2022.

About Saint Paul Public Housing Agency

About the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Saint Paul Public Housing Agency manages 4,345 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 3,309 127 32 642 203
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $764 $1,022 $667 $941 $584
Monthly Cost $2,527,393 $129,828 $21,357 $603,854 $118,487
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 11% having issued approximately 389 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 9 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.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $14,876 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 83% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 10% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

51% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

75% 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 Saint Paul Public Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% 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. 85% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Saint Paul Public Housing Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $372 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $744. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $99.

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 Saint Paul Public Housing Agency

Hamline Hi - Rise

777 Hamline Ave N
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Edgerton Hi - Rise

1000 Edgerton St
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Mount Airy Hi-Rise

200 E Arch St
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Exchange Hi - Rise

10 Exchange St W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR

Ravoux Hi - Rise

280 Ravoux St
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Mcdonough Homes

1544 Timberlake Road
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Roosevelt Homes

1575 Ames Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Scattered

849 Albemarle St
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Mt. Airy Homes

91 E Arch St
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
2-5 BR

Valley Hi-Rise

261 E University Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Front Hi-Rise

727 Front Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Iowa Hi-Rise

1743 Iowa Avenue East
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Neill Hi-Rise

325 Laurel Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Seal Hi-Rise

825 Seal Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Wabasha Hi-Rise

545 Wabasha Street North
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+

Wilson Hi-Rise

1300 Wilson Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Low Income Housing Managed by Saint Paul Public Housing Agency

Dunedin Hi-Rise

469 Ada Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Accessible

Cleveland Hi-Rise

899 South Cleveland Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Montreal Hi-Rise

1085 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Accessible

Dunedin Terrace and West Side Duplexes

469 Ada Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Mt. Airy Hi-Rise

200 East Arch St
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Central Hi-Rise

554 West Central Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR