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Housing Authority of Cass County

230 8th Avenue W
West Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota 58078

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

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Cass County serves Cass County, McIntosh County, Richland County and Traill County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of Cass County 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.

Housing Authority of Cass County Website: http://casscountyhousing.org/.

Housing Authority of Cass County Phone: (701) 282-3443.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Authority of Cass County (HACC) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HACC offers one public housing community with 195 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, please download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to 230 8th Ave. W., West Fargo, ND 58078, during normal office hours. 

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The HACC does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, displaced by a natural disaster, or a resident of North Dakota.

More information can be found by visiting the HACC website at http://www.casscountyhousing.org/, or by calling 701-282-3443 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (701)282-3443.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Housing Authority of Cass County

More information about Housing Authority of Cass County can be found on its website at http://casscountyhousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Cass County may be available by phone at (701) 282-3443. 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 Housing Authority of Cass County 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 Housing Authority of Cass County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Cass County manages 399 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 354 38 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $443 $389 $968
Monthly Cost $156,875 $14,793 $6,774

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Cass County

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 71 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 17 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $15,047 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% 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, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.

51% of households included children, 18% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

45% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 39% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Cass County Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 47% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

40% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 4% 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 Housing Authority of Cass County voucher holders in 2016 was $359 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $818. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $49.



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 Housing Authority of Cass County

Southdale Manor

230 8th Ave W
West Fargo, North Dakota