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NOTICE: The Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County HRA is now accepting applications for the Section 8 Program only for families eligible for the Southeastern Minnesota
Multi-County HRA residency preference.  Families wishing to apply for the Section 8 program are required to complete the online application and submit proof of residency.

The housing office will request documentation of the residency preference at the time application is received.
Application from non-Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County residents will not be accepted.

The resident of service area is described as the following:

A family whose head or spouse is living in, working in, or a graduate of or active participant in an education and/or training program in the six (6) county service area, which includes Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Wabasha and Winona Counties (excluding the cities of Red Wing and Winona).
Acceptable proof of residency includes:
·         Current lease, and/or bill from phone, utility company, credit card, etc.
·         Paystub or offer from a company located in Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County HRA services area.

Welcome to the SEMMCHRA web site. We hope that this site will give you valuable information about our programs and what we can offer you.

Our mission is to provide affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing to elderly and families at 115% of state median income and below through:

  • Rental Assistance
  • Rental and single-family home rehabilitation
  • Low interest mortgage loans and down-payment programs
  • Family self-sufficiency programs
  • Single and multi-family construction

Currently, rental housing opportunities are available in the Cities of Cannon Falls, Goodhue, Hayfield, Kenyon, Lake City, Lewiston, Mazeppa, Plainview, Rollingstone, Wabasha, and Wanamingo. Learn more about what is available by clicking on Rental Housing.

Buy or Rent?
Would you rather buy than rent? Check out our opportunities for first time homebuyers.

Rent Assistance
Our site also gives information about our rental assistance programs. Those interested in Section 8 Rental Assistance must fill out an application and attend a briefing before receiving assistance.

Take your time and browse our site and take advantage of the opportunities that are available to you from our agency.


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