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Minot Housing Authority

108 Burdick Expressway East
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota 58701

Minot 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, 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, and Williston Housing Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
McHenry and Pierce County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Ward County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Mountrail County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Subsidized Housing Open Until Further Notice
55+ Open Until Further Notice
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Open Until Further Notice
2 and 3-Bedroom Scattered Site Public Housing Closed

Open Minot 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.

Minot Housing Authority Website: http://www.minothousing.com.

Minot Housing Authority Phone: (701) 852-0485.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 26, 2020, the Facebook page says:

"Our office is closed, and staff are working on a very limited basis, due to COVID-19. We do not have access to email when we are out of the office. We will respond to you in the order emails are received and appreciate your understanding that it may take longer than usual to respond."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: McHenry and Pierce County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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 07/08/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Ward County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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 07/08/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Mountrail County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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 07/08/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Subsidized 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 Other 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 03/26/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: 55+ 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 Other Senior 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 03/26/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit 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 Other 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 03/26/2020.

Other Minot Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: 2 and 3-Bedroom Scattered Site Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Minot Housing Authority (MHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom Scattered Site apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on July 10, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to contact the MHA.

This waiting list had preferences, but they have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MHA Public Housing page, or the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHA, as of July 8, 2020.

Last Updated on 07/10/2020.

About Minot Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Minot Housing Authority may be available by phone at (701) 852-0485. 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 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Minot Housing Authority manages 650 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 Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 549 9 22 70
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $486 $831 $474 $356
Monthly Cost $266,803 $7,478 $10,433 $24,894

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 Apartments Operated by Minot Housing Authority

Milton R Young Towers

310 2nd St SE
Minot, North Dakota

Low Income Housing Managed by Minot Housing Authority

Cook's Court Apartments

1810 2nd St SE
Minot, North Dakota
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1-2 BR
55+