Richland County Housing Authority

230 8th Avenue West
West Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota 58078

Richland County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of July 1st, 2022, Richland County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Richland County Housing Authority serves Richland County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Richland County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Richland County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Housing Authority offices may be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day.

Richland County Housing Authority Phone: (701) 282-3443.

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

The Richland County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open

The RCHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of March 28, 2022, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application available here.

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

  1. Emailed to
  2. Mailed to the Richland County Housing Authority, 805 Sheyenne Street, West Fargo ND, 58078.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Families of federally declared disasters who are Section 8 voucher holders or public housing residents in another jurisdiction.
  • Resident of North Dakota. A family who has continuous permanent residency in the State of North Dakota from the time of application to the time of admission. If a family claims a local preference after the initial application date, the preference will be granted as of the date and time the preference is verified. The acceptable forms of verification will be current ND ID, lease or utility bill.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the RCHA on March 28, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Richland County, North Dakota.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (701) 282-3443 .

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/28/2022.

About Richland County Housing Authority

Representatives of Richland County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (701) 282-3443. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/01/2022, it is not known if Richland 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 Richland County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Richland County Housing Authority manages 129 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 85 9 26
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $356 $327 $421
Monthly Cost $30,281 $2,942 $10,949

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Richland 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 33% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 2 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $12,509 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 84% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% 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 72% 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, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 38% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

24% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

11% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Richland County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 37% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

67% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 19% with 2 bedrooms and 14% with 3 or more bedrooms. 6% 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 Richland County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $287 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $302. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $50.

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.