The South?Central Minnesota Multi-County HRA, has made the decision to close the Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) waiting list effective immediately.


    The South?Central Minnesota Multi-County HRA, has made the decision to close the Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) waiting list effective immediately. The HRA has insufficient funds available to assist all applicants on the waiting list over a reasonable period of time.
    The Section 8 Program is a federally funded rental assistance program that subsidizes rent for eligible tenants. There are currently over 625 people waiting for rental assistance vouchers in five county areas. Currently, the HRA is only able to serve approximately 600 of their 667-voucher allocation. The waiting list should not be allowed to grow to such a size that the wait for housing is unreasonable. Closing the waiting list is meant to eliminate false hopes, to those in need, that the assistance will be available in the near future.
    As funding becomes available, opening the waiting list will be announced through the public notification to be published in local newspapers and on the HRA website. (scmmchra.org)