Saint Paul Public Housing Agency

555 Wabasha Street North, Suite 400
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota 55102

Saint Paul Public Housing Agency is a Public Housing Agency in Saint Paul, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs.

Saint Paul Public Housing Agency serves Saint Paul.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
St. Paul, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Saint Paul Public Housing Agency Waiting Lists

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The St. Paul Public Housing Authority (SPPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed,. It was last open for one week in June, 2019. 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: Live, work or attend school locally, Referred by Local Assistance Program, Veterans.

3,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preference.

According to the SPPHA, "The housing agency will award 95% of waiting list placements to applicants whose head of household or spouse lives, works, or attends school in St. Paul, or to applicants who have been deemed “homeless” through Ramsey County’s Coordinated Entry System. The remaining 5% of waiting list placements will be awarded to any other applicant."

For more information, visit the SPPRA website.

Last Updated on 08/12/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Saint Paul Public Housing Agency (SPPHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in October, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the SPPHA website.

Last Updated on 05/16/2019.

About Saint Paul Public Housing Agency

More information about Saint Paul Public Housing Agency can be found on its website at http://www.stpha.org/.

Representatives of Saint Paul Public Housing Agency may be available by phone at (651) 298-5664. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday :00am-:00am
HCV Portability Status

As of 09/21/2019, it is not known if Saint Paul Public Housing Agency 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 Saint Paul Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Saint Paul Public Housing Agency manages 4,474 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 3,554 97 55 549 164
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $683 $916 $625 $824 $523
Monthly Cost $2,427,381 $88,884 $34,364 $452,540 $85,845

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Saint Paul Public Housing Agency

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 Operated by Saint Paul Public Housing Agency

Valley Hi-Rise

261 East University Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
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Studio-1 BR

Central Hi-Rise

554 West Central Avenue
St Paul, MN
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Studio-1 BR
62+

Cleveland Hi-Rise

899 South Cleveland Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
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1 BR
62+

Front Hi-Rise

727 Front Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
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1 BR
62+

Iowa Hi-Rise

1743 East Iowa Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
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1 BR
62+