Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

134 2nd Street E
Wabasha, Wabasha County, Minnesota 55981

Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Wabasha, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 19th, 2019, Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Dodge County, Fillmore County, Goodhue County, Houston County, Wabasha County and Winona County but does not serve Red Wing and Winona.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Wabasha, and Winona County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Southeast Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SMMCHRA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least April, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the SMMCHRA Rental Housing page, or the SMMCHRA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (651) 565-2638.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/09/2019.

Other Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Wabasha, and Winona County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis from June 15, 2016 until August 15, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the SEMMCHRA, it was "now accepting applications for the Section 8 program only for families eligible for the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County HRA residency preference."

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly; families with children, live; work or go to school in the Counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue (with the exception of the City of Red Wing), Houston, Wabasha, or Winona (with the exception of the City of Winona), MN; current of former member of the armed forces, victim of domestic violence, homeless, displaced by government action, displaced by natural disaster. Further explanation of each preference can be found on the pre-application.

For more information, visit the SEMMCHRA website.

Last Updated on 08/21/2019.

About Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at http://www.semmchra.org.

Representatives of Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (651) 565-2638. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/19/2019, it is not known if Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County 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 Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 337 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 318 2 2 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $433 $460 $487 $280
Monthly Cost $137,706 $919 $973 $4,207

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Southeastern 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 37% having issued approximately 10 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 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 $14,035 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 8% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

52% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

15% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 11% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% 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 Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $348 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $455. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $87.



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 Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Maple Grove

730 6th St W
Wabasha, MN
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