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Mercer County Housing Authority

1500 3rd Ave. NW
Mandan, Morton County, North Dakota 58554

Mercer County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 22nd, 2020, Mercer County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Mercer County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Mercer County Housing Authority serves Mercer County.

The Mercer County Housing Authority, Emmons County Housing Authority, and Morton County Housing Authority are managed by the HJL Management Company.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Mercer County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Mercer County 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.

Mercer County Housing Authority Website: http://www.ndwriverhousing.com/mercer.html.

Mercer County Housing Authority Phone: (701) 663-7494.

Open Until Further Notice: Mercer County Housing Authority 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Mercer County Housing Authority (MCHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Please Note: The current wait for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher is approximately four months.

To apply, please follow the link below to download an application, then print and complete:

Mercer County Section 8 application.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed to 1500 3rd Ave., P.O. Box 517, Mandan, ND 58554. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The MCHA does not have a preference: Your application is placed by date and time received.

Please be aware the the Morton, Emmons and Mercer County Housing Authorities are all managed by the HJL Management Company, but each housing authority administers its own waiting list.

More information can be found by visiting the MCHA at http://www.ndwriverhousing.com/, or by calling 701-663-7494 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7016637494.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

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 Emmons Mercer and Morton Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: Only Emmons and Mercer County are currently accepting public housing waiting list applications.

This housing authority offers one public housing community in Emmons County with 15 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, and one public housing community in Mercer County with 40 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, please follow the links below to download an application, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed to 1500 3rd Ave., P.O. Box 517, Mandan, ND 58554. 

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

This housing authority does not have a preference. Your application is placed by date and time received.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.ndwriverhousing.com/, or by calling 701-663-7494 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7016637494.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Mercer County Housing Authority

More information about Mercer County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.ndwriverhousing.com/mercer.html.

Representatives of Mercer County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (701) 663-7494. 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 Mercer County 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 Mercer County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Mercer County Housing Authority manages 13 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
Vouchers 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $332
Monthly Cost $4,319

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mercer County 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 21% having issued approximately 1 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 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 $15,246 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 50% 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 50% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

21% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 29% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 7% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 43% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 7% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

36% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mercer County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 83% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

50% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and -1% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Mercer County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $424 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $311. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $102.



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 Mercer County Housing Authority

Hazen

114 Highway 49 S
Beulah, North Dakota

Low Income Housing Managed by Mercer County Housing Authority

Lamplighter Manor

412 and 408 3rd Ave NW
Beulah, North Dakota
Income Based
2 BR