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Fargo Housing

325 Broadway N
Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota 58102

Fargo Housing is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of August 5th, 2020, Fargo Housing has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Accessible Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior Housing Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Affordable Homes Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Affordable Apartments Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Fargo Housing serves Cass County and Clay County.

Fargo Housing was previously known as the Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Accessible Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior Housing Open Until Further Notice
Affordable Homes Open Until Further Notice
Affordable Apartments Open Until Further Notice
Cass and Clay County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed

Open Fargo Housing 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.

Fargo Housing Website: https://fargohousing.org/.

Fargo Housing Phone: (701) 293-6262.

Open Until Further Notice: Accessible Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Fargo Housing Accessible Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Pioneer Manor, 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at New Horizons, and 2-Bedroom apartments at Scattered Site Homes is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2020, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the application that is available online here. Select the "Download the application" button.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to Fargo Housing at 325 Broadway N., Fargo, ND 58102. A drop box is located on the north side of the Fargo Housing building.

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  •  Elderly (62 years or older. Head or Co-Head only.)
  • Household member eligible for Veteran status
  • Working family (Scattered Site Homes)
  • Require wheelchair accessibility
  • Household member is disabled
  • Minors
  • Local residency at time of application

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the Fargo Housing website.

Sources: This information was verified by Fargo Housing, as of June 24, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (701) 293-6262.

Last Updated on 06/24/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Fargo Housing Senior Housing waiting list for apartments at University Drive Manor is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: According to Fargo Housing, this community is designated as "62+ qualifying disabilities."

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the application that is available online here. Select the "Download the application" button.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to Fargo Housing at 325 Broadway N., Fargo, ND 58102. A drop box is located on the north side of the Fargo Housing building.

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  •  Elderly (62 years or older. Head or Co-Head only.)
  • Household member eligible for Veteran status
  • Working family (Scattered Site Homes)
  • Require wheelchair accessibility
  • Household member is disabled
  • Minors
  • Local residency at time of application

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the Fargo Housing website.

Sources: This information was verified by Fargo Housing, as of June 24, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (701) 293-6262.

Last Updated on 06/24/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Affordable Homes Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Fargo Housing Affordable Homes waiting list for 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom apartments at Scattered Site Homes, and 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Church Townhomes is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2020, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the application that is available online here. Select the "Download the application" button.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to Fargo Housing at 325 Broadway N., Fargo, ND 58102. A drop box is located on the north side of the Fargo Housing building.

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  •  Elderly (62 years or older. Head or Co-Head only.)
  • Household member eligible for Veteran status
  • Working family (Scattered Site Homes)
  • Require wheelchair accessibility
  • Household member is disabled
  • Minors
  • Local residency at time of application

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the Fargo Housing website.

Sources: This information was verified by Fargo Housing, as of June 24, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (701) 293-6262.

Last Updated on 06/24/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Affordable Apartments Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Fargo Housing Affordable Apartments waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Herald Square, 220 Broadway and Lashkowitz High Rise is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2020, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the application that is available online here. Select the "Download the application" button.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to Fargo Housing at 325 Broadway N., Fargo, ND 58102. A drop box is located on the north side of the Fargo Housing building.

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  •  Elderly (62 years or older. Head or Co-Head only.)
  • Household member eligible for Veteran status
  • Working family (Scattered Site Homes)
  • Require wheelchair accessibility
  • Household member is disabled
  • Minors
  • Local residency at time of application

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the Fargo Housing website.

Sources: This information was verified by Fargo Housing, as of June 24, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (701) 293-6262.

Last Updated on 06/24/2020.

Other Fargo Housing Waiting Lists

Closed: Cass and Clay County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Fargo Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on May 22, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the Fargo Housing website.

Last Updated on 06/22/2020.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Fargo Housing waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the Fargo Housing website.

Sources: This information was verified by Fargo Housing, as of June 24, 2020.

Last Updated on 06/24/2020.

About Fargo Housing

More information about Fargo Housing can be found on its website at https://fargohousing.org/.

Representatives of Fargo Housing may be available by phone at (701) 293-6262. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/05/2020, it is not known if Fargo Housing 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 Fargo Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Fargo Housing manages 1,387 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 Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,139 7 25 22 97
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $378 $828 $582 $967 $374
Monthly Cost $431,028 $5,795 $14,544 $21,273 $36,314

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fargo Housing

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 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 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 Apartments Operated by Fargo Housing

Lashkowitz High Rise

101 2nd St S
Fargo, North Dakota

New Horizon Manor

2525 Broadway N
Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo Scattered Site

312 22nd St S
Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo Scattered Site

1711 25th Ave S
Fargo, North Dakota

Pioneer Manor

201 11th Street North
Fargo, North Dakota
Accessible

Low Income Housing Managed by Fargo Housing

Herald Square

303 Roberts St N
Fargo, North Dakota
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Sister's Path

4219 9th Ave S
Fargo, North Dakota
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Bluestem Townhomes

4518 Blue Stem Ct S
Fargo, North Dakota
Call For Rent
2 BR

Cooper House Apartments

414 11th St N
Fargo, North Dakota
Call For Rent
1 BR