About Ramsey County Housing Authority

The Ramsey County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Devils Lake, North Dakota.

The Ramsey County Housing Authority serves Ramsey County and Devils Lake.

Ramsey County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

The RCHA offers one public housing community with 87 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To obtain an application for public housing, you must visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 605 3rd St. NE, Devils Lake, ND, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The RCHA does have a preference for elderly applicants.

For more information the RCHA can be reached by calling 701-662-3099 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Ramsey County Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

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

The Ramsey County Housing Authority (RCHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To obtain an application,  you must visit the housing authority in person to pick up an application, located at 605 3rd St., NE, Devils Lake, ND, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The RCHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, or live and/or work in Ramsey County.

For more information, the RCHA can be reached by calling 701-662-3099 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Ramsey County Housing Authority manages 88 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 73 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $325 $377
Monthly Cost $23,709 $5,657

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ramsey 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 -5% having issued approximately -15 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for -1 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 -5 persons and has a household income of $-5 per year. -5% of households were very low income (VLI) and -5% were extremely low income (ELI). -5% of households had wages as a major source of income, -5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and -5% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, -5% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, -5% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and -5% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

-10% of households included children, -5% of which had two adults in the household. -5% of households with children have a female head of household. -5% of all households were headed by a female.

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

Of all households participating in the Ramsey County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, -5% include at least one person with a disability. -5% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. -5% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

-5% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, -5% with 2 bedrooms and -5% with 3 or more bedrooms. -5% 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 Ramsey County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $-5 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $-5. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $-5.



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 Ramsey County Housing Authority

1701 5th Ave N
Northern Lights is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Devils Lake. Rents at Northern Lights are $485-600.
418 5th Street
The Freemont is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Devils Lake. Rents at The Freemont are Income Based.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Devils Lake.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
601 7th Street
Newport Apartments is a 34 unit low income housing apartment community in Devils Lake.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Devils Lake.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing