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Grand Forks Housing Authority

1405 First Avenue North
Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota 58203

Grand Forks Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Mainstream Voucher, and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs. As of January 25th, 2021, Grand Forks Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Grand Forks Housing Authority serves Grand Forks County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Grand Forks County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Managed Properties Open Until Further Notice

Open Grand Forks 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.

Grand Forks Housing Authority Website: http://www.thegfha.org/.

Grand Forks Housing Authority Phone: (701) 746-2545.

Open Until Further Notice: Grand Forks County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Grand Forks Housing Authority (GFHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, since April 14, 2015, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Local resident; Transitional Housing; Long-term (Chronically) Homeless.

For more information, visit the GFHA Housing Choice Vouchers page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (701) 746-2545.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/19/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Managed Properties 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 Other Waiting List

The Grand Forks Housing Authority (GFHA) Managed Properties waiting list is currently open, since at least December 28, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Local resident; Transitional Housing; Long-term (Chronically) Homeless.

For more information, visit the GFHA Apartment Complexes page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (701) 746-2545.

Last Updated on 12/28/2018.

About Grand Forks Housing Authority

More information about Grand Forks Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.thegfha.org/.

Representatives of Grand Forks Housing Authority may be available by phone at (701) 746-2545. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Open today from 9:00am to 4:30pm CT.

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
Friday 9:00am-2:30pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 01/25/2021, it is not known if Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Grand Forks Housing Authority manages 1,117 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,024 8 14 1 47 22
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $519 $380 $706 $376 $754 $438
Monthly Cost $531,529 $3,041 $9,889 $376 $35,432 $9,633

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Grand Forks 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 9% having issued approximately 122 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 12 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $13,590 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

46% of households included children, 11% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

35% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 20% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Grand Forks Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 31% 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

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Grand Forks Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $332 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $632. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $93.



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.


Low Income Housing Managed by Grand Forks Housing Authority

Continental Homes

1800 Continental Dr
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Columbia Square East

2505 13th Ave S
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Cherry Heights - Phase A

110 Cherry St
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Lagrave Place

810-830 4th Ave S
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Larimore Manor

630 Lewis Ave
Larimore, North Dakota
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Columbia Square South

2517 14th Ave S
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Thompson Manor

313 7th St
Thompson, North Dakota
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Riverside Manor

813 Lewis Blvd
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Income Based
1-2 BR

Burdick Subdivision

421 Burdick Ct
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Buxton Community

203 Broadway
Buxton, North Dakota
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Cottages of Grand Forks

Acorn Crt and Pioneer Dr16
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Income Based
1-2 BR

Cherrywood Village

3350 Cherry St
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Supportive Housing

4812 6th avenue N
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Income Based
2 BR
Subsidized

Elmwood Apartments

22nd avenue S
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Income Based
2 BR
Subsidized

Aneta Homes

206 4th Ave, 312 Thayer Ave, 203 3rd St, 319-519 Seams Ave
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Westwood Apartments

2500 14th avenue S
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Duplex

310 and 312 5th Avenue
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Duplex

505 and 507 3rd St
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Duplex

523 3rd St
Grand Forks, North Dakota