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Burleigh County Housing Authority

410 S 2nd Street
Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota 58504

Burleigh County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 22nd, 2020, Burleigh County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Burleigh County Housing Authority serves Burleigh County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Burleigh County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Burleigh County Housing Authority Website: http://www.burleighcountyhousing.com/.

Burleigh County Housing Authority Phone: (701) 255-2540.

COVID-19 Update: As of April 9, 2020 the BCHA website states:

"In an effort to protect the health and safety of our residents, clients, and staff, BCHA will remain open but limit in-person appointments at this time. If you have an already scheduled appointment, please be aware that you may be contacted to complete your appointment over the phone.  BCHA maintenance may delay non-emergency services and will not enter units where residents show signs of sickness or have been in contact with those beleived to have COVID-19."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Burleigh County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The BCHA offers two communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and three family communities ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

Please note: The 1 bedroom waiting list for the family community is currently closed.

To apply for public housing, please follow this link to download the application, then print and complete. Please download, print and complete this document for each additional adult member of the household.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to 410 South 2nd St., Bismarck, ND 58504. 

Be sure to include a copy of your photo ID with the application.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the BCHA website at http://www.burleighcountyhousing.com/, or by calling 701-255-2540 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (701)255-2540.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Burleigh County Housing Authority

More information about Burleigh County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.burleighcountyhousing.com/.

Representatives of Burleigh County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (701) 255-2540. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/22/2020, it is not known if Burleigh County Housing 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 Burleigh County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Burleigh County Housing Authority manages 799 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 770 4 2 23
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $478 $483 $324 $400
Monthly Cost $368,008 $1,933 $648 $9,191

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Burleigh County Housing 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 7% having issued approximately 108 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 29 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $13,416 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 82% were extremely low income (ELI). 18% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 78% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

22% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 67% of all households were headed by a female.

20% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Burleigh County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 42% include at least one person with a disability. 65% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 39% 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 Burleigh County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $311 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $610. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $59.



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 Burleigh County Housing Authority

Crescent Manor

107 E Bowen Ave
Bismarck, North Dakota

Cul - De - Sacs

423A S Washington St
Bismarck, North Dakota

Scattered Sites

1222 W Avenue A
Bismarck, North Dakota

Tatley

101 London Ave
Bismarck, North Dakota

Crescent West

427 S Washington St
Bismarck, North Dakota

Dakota Apartments

211 W Bowen Ave
Bismarck, North Dakota