Minot Housing Authority

108 Burdick Expressway East
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota 58701
(701) 852-0485

Minot Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Minot, North Dakota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of June 26th, 2019, Minot Housing Authority has 6 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The McHenry and Pierce County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Ward County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Mountrail County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Subsidized Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 55+ Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Minot Housing Authority serves McHenry County, Mountrail County, Pierce County and Ward County.

The Minot Housing Authority also manages the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for the McHenry/Pierce County Housing Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
McHenry and Pierce County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Ward County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Mountrail County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Subsidized Housing Open Indefinitely
55+ Open Indefinitely
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Open Indefinitely
2 Bedroom Scattered Site Public Housing Closed

Open Minot Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: McHenry and Pierce County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The McHenry and Pierce County Housing Authority (MPCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for McHenry and Pierce County is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1.  Download and print the application on the Minot Housing Authority website here. Select the "McHenry/Pierce County Application" link.
  2.  Pick up an application at the MHA office, located at 108 Burdick Expressway East, #1, North Dakota, 58701, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until 4:00 pm CT.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MHA website 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) 852-0485.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/07/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Ward County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Minot Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Ward County is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1.  Download and print the application on the MHA website here. Select the "Ward County Application" link.
  2.  Pick up an application at the MHA office, located at 108 Burdick Expressway East, #1, North Dakota, 58701, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until 4:00 pm CT.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MHA website 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) 852-0485.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/07/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Mountrail County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Minot Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Mountrail County is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1.  Download and print the application on the MHA website here. Select the "Mountrail County Application" link.
  2.  Pick up an application at the MHA office, located at 108 Burdick Expressway East, #1, North Dakota, 58701, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until 4:00 pm CT.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MHA website 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) 852-0485.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/07/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Subsidized Housing Waiting List

The Minot Housing Authority (MHA) Subsidized Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application on the MHA website here. Select the "Application" link for a Subsidized Housing community.

Once the application has been completed, it but be either:

  1. Mailed to the MHA at 108 Burdick Expressway East, #1, Minot, ND 58701.
  2. Faxed to (701) 852-3043.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MHA website 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) 852-0485.

Last Updated on 03/07/2019.

Open Indefinitely: 55+ Waiting List

The Minot Housing Authority (MHA) 55 & Older waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application on the MHA website here. Select the "Application" link for a 55 & Older community.

Once the application has been completed, it but be either:

  1. Mailed to the MHA at 108 Burdick Expressway East, #1, Minot, ND 58701.
  2. Faxed to (701) 852-3043.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MHA website 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) 852-0485.

Last Updated on 03/07/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List

The Minot Housing Authority (MHA) Tax Credit Properties waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application on the MHA website here. Select the "Application" link for a Tax Credit Properties community.

Once the application has been completed, it but be either:

  1. Mailed to the MHA at 108 Burdick Expressway East, #1, Minot, ND 58701.
  2. Faxed to (701) 852-3043.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MHA website 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) 852-0485.

Last Updated on 03/07/2019.

Other Minot Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: 2 Bedroom Scattered Site Public Housing Waiting List

The Minot Housing Authority (MHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2 Bedroom Scattered-Site is currently closed. It was last open in March, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1.  Download and print the application online.
  2.  Pick up an application at the MHA office.

Once the paper application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Dropped off at the MHA office.
  2. Faxed to MHA.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly or Disabled.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MHA website here.

Last Updated on 03/08/2019.

About Minot Housing Authority

More information about Minot Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.minothousing.com.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/26/2019, it is not known if Minot 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 Minot Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Minot Housing Authority manages 608 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 506 6 21 75
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $510 $734 $499 $393
Monthly Cost $258,161 $4,404 $10,488 $29,512

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Minot 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 19% having issued approximately 28 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 21 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $14,267 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% 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 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

9% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

48% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

25% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Minot Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 51% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Minot Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $346 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $725. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $97.



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 Operated by Minot Housing Authority

Milton R Young Towers

310 2nd St SE
Minot, ND
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