Traill County Housing Authority

16 W Caledonia Ave.
Hillsboro, Traill County, North Dakota
(701) 436-5785

Traill County Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Hillsboro, North Dakota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of January 21st, 2019, Traill County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Traill County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Traill County Housing Authority serves Traill County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Traill County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Traill County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Traill County, North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Traill County Housing Authority (TCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Call (701) 436-5785 to request an application by mail.
  2. Pick up an application at the TCHA office, located at 16 W. Caledonia Ave, Hillsboro, ND 58045.

Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the address listed above or mailed to: Traill County Housing Authority, P.O. Box 369, Hillsboro, North Dakota 58045.

Copies of the following documentation is required: Birth certificates and social security cards.

There are no preferences. 

Selected applications will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application has been received.

For more information, call the TCHA office at (701) 436-5785.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (701)436-5785.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/10/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Traill County Housing Authority (TCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list application. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Call (701) 436-5785 to request an application by mail.
  2. Pick up an application at the TCHA office, located at 16 W. Caledonia Ave, Hillsboro, ND 58045.

Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the address listed above or mailed to: Traill County Housing Authority, P.O. Box 369, Hillsboro, North Dakota 58045.

Copies of the following documentation is required: Birth certificates and social security cards.

There are no preferences. 

Selected applications will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application has been received.

For more information, call the TCHA office at (701) 436-5785.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (701)436-5785.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/10/2018.

About Traill County Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/09/2018, Traill County Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Traill County Housing Authority manages 33 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 31 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $306 $284
Monthly Cost $9,478 $568

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Traill 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 38% having issued approximately 1 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 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 9 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 $11,853 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 53% 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 41% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

22% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% 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.

37% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

13% 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 Traill County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 17% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

53% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 6% with 3 or more bedrooms. 3% 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 Traill County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $304 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $419. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $120.



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.


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