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Stark County Housing Authority

1449 West Villard
Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota 58602

Stark County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of January 16th, 2021, Stark County Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Stark County Housing Authority serves Dunn County, McKenzie County and Stark County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Stark County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Dunn County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
McKenzie County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Stark County 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.

Stark County Housing Authority Website: http://starkcountyhousing.org/.

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

Open Until Further Notice: Stark County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Stark County Housing Authority (SCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Stark County is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, print the online application here, then complete and mail it to 230 8th Avenue West, West Fargo, ND 58078.

The following documents are required for each family member of the household: Social Security Card, driver's licence or photo ID, birth certificates for all children under 18 years old 

The SCHA has identified these preferences: Section 8 or Public Housing voucher holders in another jurisdiction who were part of a federally declared disaster, residents of North Dakota. 

For more information, please contact the Stark County Housing Authority at 701-225-3120.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7012823443.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

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

The Stark County Housing Authority (SCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is for Dunn County is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, print the application here, then complete and mail it to 230 8th Avenue West, West Fargo, ND 58078.

The following documents are required for each family member of the household: Social Security Card, driver's licence or photo ID, birth certificates for all children under 18 years old 

The SCHA has identified these preferences: Section 8 or Public Housing voucher holders in another jurisdiction who were part of a federally declared disaster, residents of North Dakota. 

For more information, please contact the Stark County Housing Authority at 701-225-3120.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7012823443.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/17/2017.

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

The Stark County Housing Authority (SCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for McKenzie County is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, print the online application here, then complete and mail it to 230 8th Avenue West, West Fargo, ND 58078.

The following documents are required for each family member of the household: Social Security Card, driver's licence or photo ID, birth certificates for all children under 18 years old 

The SCHA has identified these preferences: Section 8 or Public Housing voucher holders in another jurisdiction who were part of a federally declared disaster, residents of North Dakota. 

For more information, please contact the Stark County Housing Authority at 701-225-3120.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7012823443.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/17/2017.

About Stark County Housing Authority

More information about Stark County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://starkcountyhousing.org/.

Representatives of Stark 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 01/16/2021, it is not known if Stark 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 Stark County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Stark County Housing Authority manages 254 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 196 5 33 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $429 $288 $405 $209
Monthly Cost $84,046 $1,439 $13,361 $3,129

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Stark 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 31% having issued approximately 5 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.4 persons and has a household income of $12,922 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 75% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 24% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 43% 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.

15% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 13% of households with children have a female head of household. 66% of all households were headed by a female.

12% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Stark County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 38% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

83% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 12% with 2 bedrooms and 5% with 3 or more bedrooms. 1% 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 Stark County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $303 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $384. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $57.



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.