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Online Section 8 Housing Applications Open Tomorrow


Online applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program open tomorrow, June 22, at 9:00 AM CST. Applications will close at 12:00 PM CST, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Every application that is successfully submitted during this six-day window will be automatically placed into a lottery. Up to 2,000 households will randomly selected from this drawing and added to the waitlist for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program’s waitlist.

Ninety-five percent of participating households must either “live, work, or attending school full-time” within the Twin Cities seven-county metro, which includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties. For more details, including income eligibility, translation services, and other special accommodations, please call 651-602-1880 or visit the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA) online. And, to submit your application, visit the Metro HRA’s online application portal anytime between 9:00 AM, Wednesday, June 22, and 12:00 PM, Tuesday, June 28.

And, for information on other Metro HRA programs, including the Family Affordable Housing Program (FAHP), Project Based Voucher Rent Assistance Program (PBV), Temporary Housing Assistance Program, Bridges Rental Assistance, Veteran’s Affairs Supportive Housing, and the Community Choice Demonstration Program, click here.

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization


  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes


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