Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Jurisdiction: Serving parts of Aitkin. View More

Waiting List Status
Waiting List Open
  • Open Date 10/18/2022 09:30 AM CST
  • Close Date Unknown
  • No. of Vouchers 31

215 3rd Street Southeast
Aitkin, MN 56431

(218) 927-2151

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Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

The Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority provides stable, quality affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income families throughout the local community. Through the provision of public housing apartments and the management of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, the Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves more than 31 low-income families and individuals, while supporting healthy communities.

The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, familial status, gender, and disability. The Fair Housing Act ensures that all persons receive equal housing opportunity. For more information about the Fair Housing Act and your rights, go to Fair Housing Act.

Frequently Asked Questions

    • A PHA is a public agency charged with providing safe, sanitary and decent housing to the most vulnerable populations in their community. This includes low-income families, especially those at risk of homelessness, as well as the elderly and disabled.

      Although housing authorities have a strong relationship with local, state, and federal governments, they are actually independent agencies. Charted under state law, a housing authority is an autonomous, not-for-profit public corporation. This organizational structure allows housing authorities to work in conjunction with local governments and agencies to develop long-term housing strategies for communities.

      Though independently run, housing authorities are required to follow federal regulations. In addition, housing authorities receive a subsidy from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In some states, housing authorities receive funds from state or operate separate housing programs not directly subsidized by a government agency.

    • PHAs mostly administer housing programs funded by the U.S. Department of HUD, typically Federal Public Housing units and Section 8 Vouchers. PHAs may also administer state-funded programs as well as other programs funded locally.

    • Eligibility is dependent on the program which you are applying for. Typically PHAs have housing programs specifically for low-income families, veterans, the disabled and elderly. Low-income ranges are published yearly by HUD and are dependent on family size and location.

    • PHAs require an application be submitted to determine eligibility. In most cases, applications are added to a waiting list due to the high demand for low-income housing in many communities.