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.
SEMMCHRA GOES TO ONLINE APPLICATIONS
APPLICATIONS ARE OFFICIALLY ONLINE! Applicants can apply for
Section 8 Rental Assistance, Market Rate, and Low-income Housing by
navigating to the "APPLY NOW" link in the maroon bar at the top of
the applicant has successfully submitted an
application, he/she can now check the status online within
24-48 hours by going to www.hmsforweb.com/owl/login.php. Applicants
can utilize this site to not only check the status of their
application, but they can also view their position on the waiting
For more information, please contact Manager, Tammy Moyer at 651-565-2638, ext. 210.
is able to provide citizens in the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue,
Houston, Wabasha and Winona (excluding the Cities of Red Wing and
Winona) with safe, sanitary, decent and affordable housing to very low
income rental households.
Section 8 Rental Assistance
8 is a federal housing program funded through the Department of Housing
and Urban Development. The HRA has operated HUD's program since 1979.
This program provides affordable rent to eligible applicants who rent
units in the private sector.
program is open to low-income individuals without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, gender or status regarding public
assistance. Rent is based on 30% of the household's adjusted gross
income. Program participants select a privately owned house, apartment,
duplex or mobile home. Inspections are conducted to ensure that
subsidized housing units meet minimum life safety standards. Our
service area consists of Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Wabasha,
and Winona Counties (excluding the Cities of Red Wing and Winona).
For more information, email Tammy Moyer at email@example.com or call 651-565-2638 extension 210.
To view the Owner's handbook, click here.
To obain a copy of the utility allowance, click here.
To view the Section 8 Administrative Plan, click here.
To view recent changes to the Section 8 Administrative Plan, click here. Deleted text is in strikethrough font, and added text is in bold, italicized font.
Family Self-Sufficiency Program
Family Self-Sufficiency Program is geared toward helping low income
families achieve financial independence by removing the barriers that
prevent self-sufficiency. These barriers may include lack of
transportation, childcare or budgeting. SEMMCHRA is able to offer
assistance by connecting families with support services and resources in
their communities. The program also offers a financial incentive by
establishing an accessible escrow savings account. For more
information, email Emily Laffrenzen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-565-2638 extension 209.
Public Housing is a federal
housing program that is funded through the Department of Housing and
Urban Developement. Rent subsidies are provided to households living in
public housing units. Apartments are available to low and moderate
income households and for the elderly.
SEMMCHRA owns and manages
public housing units. Units in the service area include Maple Grove in
Wabasha and 25 scattered site units located throughout Dodge, Goodhue
and Wabasha Counties. Single, two, three and four bedroom units are
available to public housing participants. Email Janeen Sampson at email@example.com or call 651-565-2638 extension 203.
To view the Public Housing Administrative Plan, click here.
To view recent changes to the Public Housing Administrative Plan, click here. Deleted text is in strikethrough font, and added text is in bold, italicized font.
Section 8 Homeownership Program
you are a Section 8 Voucher holder, you may be eligible for the Section
8 Homeownership Program. The Rental Assistance Voucher can be
used toward a monthly mortgage payment. Interest rates are
relatively low, and now is the time to make your dream of homeownership
come true!! Email Emily Laffrenzen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-565-2638 extension 209.
Section 8 Rental Assistance