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Great Plains Housing Authority

300 2nd Ave NE - Suite 200
Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota 58401

Great Plains Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Great Plains Housing Authority serves Foster County, Logan County, Stutsman County and Wells County.

About Great Plains Housing Authority

More information about Great Plains Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.greatplainsha.com.

Representatives of Great Plains Housing Authority may be available by phone at (701) 252-1098. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/24/2021, it is not known if Great Plains 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 Great Plains Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Great Plains Housing Authority manages 500 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
Vouchers 429 20 31
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $340 $376 $662
Monthly Cost $145,833 $7,529 $20,530

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Great Plains 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 22% having issued approximately 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 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 $12,161 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% 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 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

26% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 65% of all households were headed by a female.

9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Great Plains Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 36% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 61% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

69% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 20% with 2 bedrooms and 11% with 3 or more bedrooms. 5% 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 Great Plains Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $283 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $461. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $65.



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.