St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority

1225 W Saint Germain
Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota
(320) 252-0880

St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a public housing agency in Saint Cloud, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of February 17th, 2019, St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Market Rate Non-Subsidized Waiting List is open indefinitely.

St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Saint Cloud.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Market Rate Non-Subsidized Open Indefinitely
St. Cloud, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SCHRA) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here. Select an open waiting list under the "Project-Based Vouchers" section.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a computer at a local library; or in the SCHRA lobby.

For more information, visit the SCHRA website, or call the office at (320) 252-0880.

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 08/31/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SCHRA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here. Select an open waiting list under the "Public Housing" section.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a computer at a local library; or in the SCHRA lobby.

For more information, visit the SCHRA website, or call the office at (320) 252-0880.

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 08/31/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Market Rate Non-Subsidized Waiting List

The St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SCHRA) is currently accepting Market Rate Non-Subsidized waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here. Select an open waiting list under the "Non-Subsidized" section.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a computer at a local library; or in the SCHRA lobby.

For more information, visit the SCHRA website, or call the office at (320) 252-0880.

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 08/31/2018.

Other St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

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

The St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days in September, 2018. 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: Persons Who Live or Work Locally.

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

For more information, visit the HRA website, or call the office at (320) 252-0880.

Last Updated on 11/17/2018.

About St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 915 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 821 6 29 59
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $496 $397 $769 $355
Monthly Cost $407,131 $2,383 $22,293 $20,917

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 Operated by St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Wilson Apartments

41 3rd Ave NE
Saint Cloud, MN

St Cloud Hra

5702 Flintwood Rd
Saint Cloud, MN
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