Ongoing Wait List Opening
MPHA’s Family Waitlist for 2, 4 & 5 bedrooms units is open on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00 am - 10:00 pm.
How to Apply
Apply online here. (The application is only available on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7:00 am - 10:00 pm)
The family must have at least two members. One family member must qualify as a Head of Household and one member must be a Dependent. (A Dependent is a person who is less than 18 years of age, a Disabled Person, or a full-time student; it does not include the Head of Household or a foster child.) Eligibility for all of MPHA’s public housing requires family annual income at or below 80 percent of Area Median Income (in 2017, $54,400 for a family of two; $61,200 for a family of three).
Placement on Wait List
It does not matter what time you apply during the opening period. Positions on the waitlist are first ordered by preference points, and then assigned randomly. Applicants may call MPHA’s automated phone number at 612-342-1553 fifteen days after submission to check their status on the waitlist. Applicants who apply on subsequent Ongoing Opening dates will be placed below those who have applied earlier, then ordered by preference points.
Placement on the waitlist does not guarantee that you will meet the selection criteria necessary to qualify for public housing. MPHA will notify applicants when their name nears the top of the waitlist and MPHA is ready to begin the screening process. Families who meet the screening criteria, after verification of their preference points, will be offered units when a unit becomes available (and according to their place on the waitlist).
Qualified applicants may have the choice to rent a unit in a suburban location. MPHA partners with privately-owned, mixed-finance developments that include family public housing units developed under the Metropolitan Housing Opportunities Program (MHOP). These units are in the following communities: Chaska, Columbia Heights, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Mounds View, New Hope, Plymouth, St. Francis and Watertown.
Maintaining Status on Waitlist
If you have a change of address, phone number, income, or family size, you must notify MPHA in writing within 10 business days of the change. MPHA will not take changes by phone. Each written change must include your social security number. If MPHA tries to contact you and you do not respond, or if a letter mailed to you is returned to MPHA undelivered, MPHA will remove your name from the waitlist. After your name is removed, you have a one-year period to reinstate your application by providing current information. You can get the Applicant Update Form from MPHA’s main office or the MPHA website:
MPHA will not discriminate against any applicant or tenant because of race, color creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, familial status, sex, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, marital status, disability, age, political or other affiliation. MPHA has adopted a Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation.
Applicants with a disability who need assistance in completing the wait list application or applicants needing free language assistance can click here or notify MPHA by U.S. mail here:
MPHA, Manager of Leasing
1001 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Hearing impaired individuals needing accommodation may call TDD/TTY Minnesota Relay at 1-800-627-3529.
This is important information about how to apply for public housing. If you need help understanding this information, please contact MPHA for free language assistance.
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