St Cloud HRA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Lottery

The St. Cloud HRA will accept online applications for its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Lottery.

  • Waiting List Lottery Opens: Monday, December 4th, 2023 at 8:00 am.
  • Waiting List Lottery Closes: Friday, December 8th, 2023 at 4:30 pm.

The lottery means that after all of the applications are received, the housing authority will use a computer to randomly select 1500 of the applications to be placed on the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list. 

One application per household. Submitting multiple applications does not increase your odds.

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90% of applicants selected will need to meet HRA preference requirements, in which they live, work or are attending school full-time in the city limits of St. Cloud or the counties of Benton, Sherburne or Wright. 10% of application selected will be nonpreference.

Income Limits
To qualify for a voucher, your gross annual income must be at or below these limits:

Stearns and Benton Counties Income Limits
    Sherburned and Wright Counties Income Limits

    Reasonable Accommodation
    Applicants requesting a reasonable accommodation must submit their request in writing to the HRA by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16th to be considered.

    Program Information
    The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded program that helps low-income
    households pay the rent on private, market-rate rental units.

    The renter finds a unit (within certain requirements); the participant pays 30-40% of their household’s adjusted gross income; the HRA pays a portion of the rent directly to the property.

    Example of rent at 30% of income: Household with one full-time worker at $15.00/hour might
    pay $780 per month for rent.

    This is a tenant-based subsidy (The subsidy goes with the tenant).