Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on August 28th, 2015.

The Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (WHRA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The WHRA offers one Public Housing community with 136 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Visit the WHRA to pick up a pre-application, located at 819 10th Street, Worthington, MN 56187, during normal office hours.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
  3. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (507) 376-3655 during normal office hours. 
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

The WHRA does not have a preference. 

Qualified applicants will be placed by the date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, visit the WHRA website, or call the office at (507) 376-3655 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Mail Application
    • In Person Application

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on August 28th, 2015.

The Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (WHRA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The WHRA offers one Public Housing community with 136 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Visit the WHRA to pick up a pre-application, located at 819 10th Street, Worthington, MN 56187, during normal office hours.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
  3. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (507) 376-3655 during normal office hours. 
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

The WHRA does not have a preference. 

Qualified applicants will be placed by the date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, visit the WHRA website, or call the office at (507) 376-3655 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Mail Application
    • In Person Application

Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

This information was last updated on April 5th, 2016.

Please note: The Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program covers the Counties of Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, and Redwood, MN.
The Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (WHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the pre-application online here.
  2. Mail a written request to the WHRA office, to 819 Tenth Street, Worthington, MN 56187.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

The following preferences have been identified: Live, work or attend school locally; elderly; disabled; households with dependent children; victims of domestic violence, near elderly, homeless.

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

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.

For more information, visit the WHRA website, or call the Section 8 office at (507) 376-9123.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Atrium Highrise 89/100 03/20/2014

Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves the following locations in the state of Minnesota:

Affordable Apartments near Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority

1381 Knollwood Dr
Ridgewood is a 16 unit low income housing apartment community in Worthington.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
2219 Cecilee St
New Castle Townhomes is a 30 unit low income housing apartment community in Worthington.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Worthington.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
819 10th St
Atrium Highrise is a 136 unit low income housing apartment community in Worthington.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing