Housing Services

Mom helping kids with homework.The Council's Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Metro HRA, administers the federal Housing Choice Voucher program and related programs on behalf of nearly 100 suburban and rural communities throughout Anoka, Carver, and most of suburban Hennepin and Ramsey Counties.

Metro HRA provides affordable housing for more than 6,800 seniors, families, and people with disabilities. All of Metro HRA's federally subsidized housing vouchers are in use and helping low-income families pay rent.  

Outreach coordinator & ombudsman

Collage of staff photosMetro HRA hired Abdiaziz Ibrahim as its first outreach coordinator and program ombudsman, helping people navigate the rental process.

Council Closeups: Meet the staff

See brief video interviews with a few Council staff members who support people seeking affordable housing, assist communities in their planning, and more. 


Family Affordable Housing Program lottery completed

The Lottery for the Family Affordable Housing Program (FAHP) was completed in August 2017.
Log in to www.waitlistcheck.com to check your status.

  • If your application is marked ACTIVE, your application was selected in the lottery.  You will need to log into www.assistancecheck.com and create an account using the 6 digit Assistance Check PIN. 

  • If your application is marked INACTIVE, your application was not selected in the lottery.  

  • If you are not sure what to do next, please see our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Housing Choice Voucher waiting list

The Housing Choice Voucher waiting list lottery was held in 2015.  To check your status, please follow the instructions on the Waiting List and Applications page

For assistance finding affordable housing, please visit HousingLink, Minnesota's primary source for affordable housing-related openings, data, information and resources.