Waiting List and Applications

Applying for Section 8 Assistance

Waiting list

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is closed. See frequently asked questions.

Metro HRA will take applications for the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list on an ongoing basis for families qualifying for a Move Up Preference. Applicants must be:

  • Living in Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Referred through Coordinated Entry 
  • Homeless prior to entry into the Permanent Supportive Housing Program 



The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance to households with very low incomes. In order to qualify, annual gross household income cannot exceed:

  • 1 person: $35,000
  • 2 persons: $40,000
  • 3 persons: $45,000
  • 4 persons: $50,000
  • 5 persons: $54,000
  • 6 persons: $58,000
  • 7 persons: $62,000
  • 8 persons: $66,000

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.

On the waiting list? Keep your information current

If you are currently on the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List, you must report any changes in address or family size. To make the changes, log in to your www.assistancecheck.com account.

If you move and we are unable to locate you, your name may be removed from the waiting list.

More resources

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, and information.