Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority

1756 Kraemer Drive
Winona, Winona County, Minnesota 55987

Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Winona, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 17th, 2019, Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Winona.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Winona, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority (WHRA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the WHRA to pick up a pre-application, located at 1756 Kraemer Drive, Suite 100, Winona, MN 55987, during normal office hours.
  2. Read the instructions online here, and click the link at the bottom of the page to download and print the application.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above, or faxed to (507) 454-8173.

This waiting list has the following preference: Veterans.

For more information, visit the WHRA website, or call the office at (507) 454-3665.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5074543665.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/01/2018.

Other Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Winona, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority (WHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from August 2017 until March 2018; and before that in August 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the application, Police Record Verification form, and preference form (if applicable).

This waiting list had the following preferences: Veteran; single elderly household; single disabled household; single displaced household; working 20 hours per week; live, work, or hired to work in Winona County; elderly and disabled families at Schaffner Homes and Valley View Tower (if there are no elderly or disabled households, this preference will be given to near-elderly households between the ages of 50 and 62 years old).

It is not known how to submit the application, or how applicants were placed on the waiting list. We have contacted the WHRA, and will update this page when more information becomes available.

For more information, visit the WHRA website, or call the office at (507) 454-3665.

Last Updated on 12/04/2018.

About Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at http://www.winonahra.org/.

Representatives of Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (507) 454-3665. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/17/2019, it is not known if Winona 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 Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 118 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
Vouchers 109 2 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $475 $516 $992
Monthly Cost $51,815 $1,031 $4,959

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Winona 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 20% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 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 $12,604 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

56% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

25% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 25% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% 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, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 49% 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 Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $340 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $538. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $110.



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 Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Maplewood Townhomes

1674 Kraemer Dr
Winona, MN

Schaffner Homes

1719 W 6th St
Winona, MN

Valley View Towers

165 E 4th St
Winona, MN

Belleview East

715A E Belleview St
Winona, MN
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