About Fargo Housing And Redevelopment Authority

The Fargo Housing And Redevelopment Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Fargo, North Dakota.

The Fargo Housing And Redevelopment Authority serves the state of North Dakota.

Fargo Housing And Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

The FHRA offers two apartment communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, one community dedicated for wheelchair accessibility, and Family Scattered Sites, located throughout Fargo.

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to 325 Broadway, P.O. Box 430, Fargo, ND 58107. 

The following documents are required when submitting the pre-application: Birth certificate and Social Security Card of all household members, Photo ID of all adult household members, copies of immigration status for each family member born outside of U.S.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Victims of domestic violence, displaced by local natural or man made disaster, AmeriCorps Vista member serving in Fargo area, moving into the Graver Inn, moving into Sisters Path Treatment Center.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the FHRA website, or call the office at (701) 293-6262.

Summary

  • What: Fargo Housing And Redevelopment Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 04/11/2016.

Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

Please note: The Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority covers Cass County, ND and Clay County, MN.

The Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority (FHRA) 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.

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the FHRA office, located at 325 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102.

The following documents are required when submitting the pre-application: Birth certificate and Social Security Card of all household members, Photo ID of all adult household members, copies of immigration status for each family member born outside of U.S.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Near elderly, family with children, veteran, disabled, victims of domestic violence, displaced by local natural or man made disaster, AmeriCorps Vista member serving in Fargo area, moving into Graver Inn, moving into Sisters Path Treatment Center, reside in Cass or Clay County. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). 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. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the FHRA website, or call the office at (701) 293-6262.

Last Updated on 04/11/2016.


About the Fargo Housing And Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Fargo Housing And Redevelopment Authority manages 1,287 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,158 8 20 101
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $345 $711 $799 $342
Monthly Cost $399,505 $5,687 $15,988 $34,591

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fargo 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 89 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $13,243 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

24% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 18% of households with children have a female head of household. 59% of all households were headed by a female.

23% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fargo Housing And Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 36% 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. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

48% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 16% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Fargo Housing And Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $318 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $461. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $53.



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 Fargo Housing And Redevelopment Authority

101 2nd St S
Lashkowitz High Rise is a 249 unit low income housing apartment community in Fargo.
2525 Broadway N
New Horizon Manor is a 144 unit low income housing apartment community in Fargo.
312 22nd St S
Fargo Scattered Site is a 92 unit low income housing apartment community in Fargo.
1711 25th Ave S
Fargo Scattered Site is a 94 unit low income housing apartment community in Fargo.
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