Morton County Housing Authority

1500 3rd Avenue NW
Mandan, Morton County, North Dakota
(701) 663-7494

Morton County Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Mandan, North Dakota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. As of March 20th, 2019, Morton County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Morton County Housing Authority serves Grant County, McLean County, Morton County, Oliver County and Sioux County.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Morton County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely

Open Morton County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Morton County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Morton 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:
Morton 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.

About Morton County Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/20/2019, it is not known if Morton 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 Morton County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Morton County Housing Authority manages 522 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
Vouchers 495 18 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $434 $247 $744
Monthly Cost $214,632 $4,451 $6,694

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Morton 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 17% having issued approximately 26 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 8 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 1.9 persons and has a household income of $14,516 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 14% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 40% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 9% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

35% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

19% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Morton County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 36% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 91% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

46% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Morton County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $328 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $550. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $81.



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.