About Mercer County Housing Authority

The Mercer County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Mandan, North Dakota.

The Mercer County Housing Authority serves Mercer County.

Mercer County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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.

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Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

Mercer County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

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:

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.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.


About the Mercer County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Mercer County Housing Authority manages 14 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 14
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $268
Monthly Cost $3,752

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.


Affordable Apartments near Mercer County Housing Authority

205 2nd Street NW
School House Apartments is a 28 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Beulah. Rents at School House Apartments are Income Based.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Beulah.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing HOME
412 & 408 3rd Ave NW
Lamplighter Manor is a 16 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2 bedroom apartments for rent in Beulah. Rents at Lamplighter Manor are Income Based.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Beulah.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
114 Highway 49 S
Hazen is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Beulah.
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