St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority

1225 West Saint Germain Street
Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota 56301

St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 13th, 2022, St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Benton County, Sherburne County and Wright County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Market Rate Non-Subsidized Open Until Further Notice
City of St. Cloud; and the Counties of Benton, Sherburne and Wright, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open.

The SCHRA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of August 31, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here. The application is available in English, Spanish, and Somali.

For more information, visit the SCHRA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (320) 252-0880.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/21/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

The St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open.

The SCHRA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of August 31, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here. The application is available in English, Spanish, and Somali.

For more information, visit the SCHRA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (320)252-0880.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/21/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Market Rate Non-Subsidized Waiting List

The St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority waiting list for Market Rate Non-Subsidized apartments is currently open.

The SCHRA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of August 31, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here. The application is available in English, Spanish, and Somali.

For more information, visit the SCHRA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (320)252-0880.

Last Updated on 04/21/2022.

Other St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: City of St. Cloud; and the Counties of Benton, Sherburne and Wright, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The St. Cloud HRA last accepted applications for this waiting list from May 2, 2022, until May 6, 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were available on the public notice.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • 90% of applicants selected will need to meet HRA preference requirements, in which they live, work or are attending school full-time in the city limits of St. Cloud or the counties of Benton, Sherburne or Wright. 10% of application selected will be nonpreference.

1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the St. Cloud HRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the St. Cloud HRA Housing Link public notice on April 21, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in City of St. Cloud; and the Counties of Benton, Sherburne and Wright, Minnesota.

Last Updated on 05/02/2022.

About St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at https://stcloudhra.com/.

Representatives of St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (320) 252-0880. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of August 13th, 2022, it is not known if St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 08/31/2018, St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 944 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 854 5 23 62
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $533 $466 $1,110 $359
Monthly Cost $455,101 $2,328 $25,536 $22,227

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for St. Cloud 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 14% having issued approximately 80 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 76 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $14,945 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% 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, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 14% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

51% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 48% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $360 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $655. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $68.



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 St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Wilson Apartments

41 3rd Ave NE
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

St Cloud Hra

5702 Flintwood Rd
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Low Income Housing Managed by St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Westwood Village Apartments

770 Savanna Ave
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
$659-824
2-3 BR

Westwood Village Apartments Two

822 Savanna Ave
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
$659-824
2-3 BR