About Minot Housing Authority

The Minot Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Minot, North Dakota.

The Minot Housing Authority serves Minot.

Minot Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Minot Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Minot Housing Authority (MHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are three ways to apply:
1. Request an application be e-mailed to you by calling 701-852-0485 during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 701-852-0485 during normal office hours.
3. Visit the housing authority in person to pick up an application, located at 108 Burdick Expressway #1, Minot, ND, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed, hand delivered, or e-mailed back to the housing authority.

The MHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in the state of North Dakota

For more information, call the MHA at 701-852-0485 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Minot Housing Authority (MHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The MHA offers two public housing communities with 260 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are three ways to obtain a public housing waiting list application:
1. Request an application be e-mailed to you by calling 701-852-0485 during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 701-852-0485 during normal office hours.
3. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 108 Burdick Expressway #1, Minot, ND, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed, hand delivered, or emailed back to the housing authority.

The MHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: near elderly, elderly, disabled, or families with children.

For more information the housing authority can be reached by calling 701-852-0485 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.


About the Minot Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Minot Housing Authority manages 547 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 441 2 8 22 74
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $587 $348 $625 $601 $391
Monthly Cost $258,717 $695 $5,003 $13,211 $28,910

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.