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Applications to Open for Section 8 Housing Voucher Program

The Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA) has announced that it will soon begin accepting online applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The online system will open at 9:00 AM CST, Wednesday, June 22, and applications will be accepted up until 12:00 PM CST, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

All applications successfully submitted during this six-day period will be placed in a random drawing, from which up to 2,000 households will be added to the wait list for the Metro HRA’s Housing Choice Voucher program. Of the households selected through this process, 95% must “live, work, or attend school full-time” within the seven-county metropolitan area, which consists of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties. Income eligibility for this program is as follows:


  • 1 - $41,100
  • 2 - $46,950
  • 3 - $52,800
  • 4 - $58,650
  • 5 - $63,350
  • 6 - $68,050
  • 7 - $72,750
  • 8 - $77,450

Households can use any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop to submit their application, including free computers at their public library or other community locations across the Twin Cities metro. For any questions related to the application process, translation services, or additional accommodations, please call 651-602-1880 or visit the Metro HRA Rental Assistance program online. And, to submit your online application between June 22, and June 28, 2022, please click here.


Larger HUD Study

Households that are selected for the Section 8 Housing  Choice Voucher Program Waitlist, will also become eligible to take part in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new Mobility Demonstration Program: Community Choice Demonstration. The Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area is one of nine sites chosen for participation in this nationwide initiative. The purpose of this study is to build on the latest available research that demonstrates “growing up in neighborhoods with lower levels of poverty improves children’s academic achievement and long-term chances of successes and reduces intergenerational poverty.” Eligible households will be contacted by the Metro HRA to gage their interested in participating. Enrollment will begin in June 2022 and the study will conclude no later than April of 2027.

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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