Housing Redevelopment Authority of Winona, MN

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Completion of this application does not guarantee placement on the Winona HRA Public Housing Waitlist.

Information needed: Names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and income information for everyone in the household.

How to Apply: You must complete and submit this application online only. Once completed, you must receive and print your confirmation sheet. Paper copies of this form will not be accepted. If you need more information, please visit our website at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/MN325. 
Public Housing is a federally-funded program that subsidizes decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low-income persons. Applicants must meet all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income and eligibility requirements.
Information needed: Before you begin the online application, gather up the following for all household members:
•         Names
•         Birth dates
•         Social Security Numbers
•         Income amounts and sources
•         Emergency/Alternative contact information (optional)
An email address will be required. If you don’t have one already, the application process will allow you to create a free G-Mail E-Mail address. Your application confirmation will be emailed to you soon after you complete your pre-application online.
Language assistance: If you need assistance in another language, Google Translate will assist you during the application process.
Income Limits: HUD requires all Public Housing participants to meet income requirements when they begin participation in the program. The table below indicates the 2019 maximum income limits by household size:
Size        Income Limit
1             $39,900
2             $45,600
3             $51,300
4             $56,950
5             $61,550
6             $66,100
7             $70,650
Income limits are current and subject to change by HUD.
Preference Selection Process: Placement on the Waiting List will be based on local jurisdiction preferences and then on date and time received.

Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority preferences:
Veteran Preference.  A person or the spouse of a person honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States.  Does not include a person enlisted and accepted for active duty for a period of six months or less.  The preference is not awarded if the veteran is not a current member of the household, except that a spouse of a deceased veteran shall be eligible.  APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF A DD214 FORM TO VERIFY.

Singles Preference.  Single persons who are elderly (62 or older), disabled, or displaced shall be given preference over other single persons.  APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, DRIVER’S LICENSE, STATE PHOTO ID, OR PASSPORT TO VERIFY.

Near-Elderly Preference.  Preference will be given to elderly and disabled families at the Schaffner Homes and Valley View Tower.  If there are no elderly or disabled families on the list preference will be given to near-elderly families (head, spouse, or co-head is at least 50 years of age and below the age of 62). APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, DRIVER’S LICENSE, STATE PHOTO ID, OR PASSPORT TO VERIFY.

Working Preference.  Head of household, spouse, or co-head is employed at least 20 hours per week.  If the family’s head of household and spouse or sole member is 62 or older or disabled, the working preference will be awarded.   APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE CURRENT PAY STUB OR DOCUMENTATION FROM EMPLOYER TO VERIFY.

Residency Preference.  Head of household, spouse or co-head lives in the County of Winona or works in or has been notified that they have been hired to work in the County of Winona.  APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE CURRENT DRIVER’S LICENSE, CURRENT UTILITY BILL IN APPLICANT’S NAME, OR CURRENT LEASE TO VERIFY RESIDENCY.  APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION FROM LOCAL EMPLOYER TO VERIFY NEW HIRE.


How to find out if you were placed on the wait list: 
Applicants may verify if they were selected by contacting Winona Housing Authority. Please note: you must remember your unique code and your password. 
At this time, we are unable to determine an approximate time frame of when your name will get to the top of the waiting list.
You will be contacted by mail for an interview and to complete the necessary paperwork when your name comes to the top of the list.

In the meantime, if you have a change of address, or if you have any questions, please contact our office in writing.
Submission of a pre-application does not guarantee placement on the wait list, eligibility, or an offer of a Public Housing Unit.

Equal Housing Opportunity
HAPPY Software does not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, gender identity and domestic violence.