Thank you for your interest in applying at South Central MN Multi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SCMMCHRA). SCMMCHRA serves Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan Counties. Our Section 8, now Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program waiting list is OPEN!
Am I Eligible to Apply?
To be eligible to participate in the HCV Program, families must meet HUD determined income guidelines and pass a limited criminal background screening. Income limits will vary by county.
Do I qualify for a Preference?
To qualify for a preference, you must LIVE, WORK, or be enrolled in HIGHER EDUCATION in Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan Counties. All applicants who qualify for a preference will be placed before applicants on the waiting list who do not qualify for a preference.
What happens after I apply?
After the application is submitted you will receive a receipt with information to set up an Assistance Connect portal login. This portal will allow SCMMCHRA staff to communicate and obtain information using this secure portal. You must set up an Assistance Connect account to upload eligibility documents.
Reaching the Top of the Waiting List
When your name reaches the top of the waiting list, you will receive a notification to schedule an eligibility appointment. This appointment provides a broad description of owner and family responsibilities, explains procedures, and includes instructions to lease a unit. At the eligibility appointment all information stated on the application will be verified.
Reasonable Accommodations & Language Interpretation
A reasonable accommodation ensures that persons with disabilities have full access to all SCMMCHRA programs and services. Any applicant may at any time during the application process, request a reasonable accommodation. Accommodations for disabled or non-English speaking residents will be made available upon advance request and should be in writing if possible.
SCMMCHRA will not discriminate against you because of your race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or familial status.