South Central Minnesota Multi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

422 Belgrade Avenue, Suite 102, North Manketon, Minnesota
North Mankato, Nicollet County, Minnesota
(507) 345-1977

Program Details

South Central Minnesota Multi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Section 8 Agency in North Mankato, Minnesota.

South Central Minnesota Multi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Martin County, Nicollet County, Sibley County, Waseca County and Watonwan County.

South Central Minnesota Multi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Now

Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When: June 6th, 2018 at 08:00 AM CT
  • Ways to Apply: Online Application. Pick Up Application. Call For Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (507) 345-1977, extension 1 .
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.  Learn More About Preferences

The South Central Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SCMMCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from June 6, 2018 at 8:00 am CT, until further notice. It is not known when the waiting list was last open.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Complete the the online application here.
  2. Call (507) 345-1977 or (800) 733-9564 to request an application through mail by leaving a clearly spoken request for the Housing Choice Voucher application along with name and mailing address, including zip code.
  3. Pick up an application at the offices of SCMMCHRA located at 422 Belgrade Avenue, Suite 102, North Mankato, Minnesota, 56003 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am until 12:00 pm CT, on Fridays.

Income limit information can be found here.

This waiting list has the following preference: Persons who live, work or attend school locally.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the SCMMCHRA website, or call the office at (507) 345-1977 or (800) 733-9564.


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/08/2018.

About South Central Minnesota Multi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about South Central Minnesota Multi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at http://www.scmmchra.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/22/2018, it is not known if South Central Minnesota Multi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the South Central Minnesota Multi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, South Central Minnesota Multi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 608 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardHomeownershipPorted Out
Vouchers571532
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$357$268$732
Monthly Cost$203,960$1,341$23,422

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for South Central Minnesota Multi County 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 26% having issued approximately 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $14,576 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% of households had wages as a major source of income, 11% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 49% 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, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

49% of households included children, 12% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

38% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 31% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the South Central Minnesota Multi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 47% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 58% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 South Central Minnesota Multi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $339 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $435. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $61.



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.