Rice County Minnesota Opens Section 8 Application Waiting List

Cities Affected:

Cannon City
Comus
Dundas
Epsom
FaribaultNerstrand
Northfield
Prairieville
Ruskin
Shieldsville
Hazelwood
Little Chicago
Lonsdale
Millersburg
MorristownTrondjem
VeseliWarsaw
Webster
Wheatland

Rice County, MN

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The waiting list is now open as of Jan 3, 2011
Facts:

– The county help about 305 families a month with an average of $420 per voucher
– The Housing Authority will occasionally send out mailers to all the respondents and if you don’t reply, you get removed from the list
– Many people get deleted because they don’t pass the background check
– Waiting list size averages about 400
– Priority will go to the extremely low income families meaning a family of four income cannot exceed $20,900
– For the other applicants,  25 percent of family income cannot exceed 50 percent of the area median income, or around $34,850
– To keep it’s funding the housing authority has to spend nearly $1.7 million of it’s budget this year
– Learn how to use this information to help you get a section 8 housing voucher

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