Metro HRA Rental Assistance

About Metro HRA Metro

Metro HRA administers the largest  Housing Choice Voucher program in the state of Minnesota. The program provides housing for over 6,500 households throughout Anoka, Carver, and most of suburban Hennepin and Ramsey Counties - see map (pdf). 

Affprdable Transportation for HRA-certified household members; link to program details.All of Metro HRA's federally subsidized housing vouchers are in use and helping low-income families pay rent. 

However, there are other metro-area agencies that administer housing programs and provide assistance to people seeking affordable housing. Please visit HousingLink, Minnesota's primary source for affordable housing-related openings, data, information and resources.

Family Affordable Housing Program waiting list opens Aug. 1-4, 2017

The Council owns and manages 150  2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom housing units throughout the region.  This program is called the Family Affordable Housing Program (FAHP).  We will be opening the waiting list and accepting applications August 1 – noon August 4.  We will place 2,000 families through a lottery on the list.  Emails were sent out to over 200 local service providers and staff be working with the region's libraries to ensure they are prepared and trained to assist families that use the library system to apply. 

To check your status on the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, please follow the instructions on the Waiting List and Applications page.  

Metro HRA consistently provides efficient and effective housing services

For the 12th straight year, Metro HRA has earned the highest ranking possible from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  for calendar year 2015.

Together, Metro HRA, landlords and program participants ensured effective and efficient service, enabling the Council to maximize the number of households served.

Housing Choice Vouchers

The Housing Choice Voucher program uses the existing private rental market and provides payments to private landlords on behalf of low- income renters. Participating property owners are guaranteed a stable source of rental income.

Families may rent any type of housing in the Metro HRA service area from participating property owners. Eligible households pay 30% to 40% of their incomes for rent, and Metro HRA pays the remainder, within established rent guidelines. 

Other Metro HRA programs

Metro HRA also delivers other housing programs in partnership with state and local agencies that help persons with special needs live as independently as possible.