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Section 8 Housing Application
& Qualifications

section 8 housing greenwood apartments

The Process Overview

  1. Fill out an application and your name will be put on the waiting list.
  2. When your name comes to the top of the waiting list, you will be notified by mail from WHRA.
  3. WHRA will meet with you to update your information and go through all the required paperwork.
  4. If eligible and when funds are available, a voucher will be issued, which gives you the go-ahead to find a place to live.
  5. When you have a place to live and the owner agrees to rent under the program, WHRA will conduct an HQS inspection of the unit. If unit passes, we will place you on the program.

Income Guidelines

Household Size

1 person

30% of Median

$14,600

Very Low Income

$24,350

Low Income

$38,950

Household Size

2 person

30% of Median

$16,700

Very Low Income

$27,800

Low Income

$44,500

Household Size

3 person

30% of Median

$20,780

Very Low Income

$31,300

Low Income

$50,050

Household Size

4 person

30% of Median

$25,100

Very Low Income

$34,750

Low Income

$55,600

Payment Standards

Unit Size  Amount*
0 Bedroom  $460
1 Bedroom  $590
 2 Bedroom  $700
 3 Bedroom  $915
 4 Bedroom  $1169
 5 Bedroom  $1423

Eligibility

  • Income Based
  • Must pass the following screenings:
    • Citizenship
    • Criminal Background
    • Debts Owed to any Public Housing Authority

How your rent is determined:

Household Income (anyone 18 and over)

  • Employment
  • County Assistance (Cash assistance only)
  • Social Security and/or SSI
  • Income from assists
  • Any other income

Deductions may include:

  • Medical Dependent allowance
  • Elderly allowance
  • Disability allowance
  • Care of Dependents

Tenant’s portion of rent will be 30% but not to exceed 40% of Adjusted Annual Income

Other information

  • Tenant is responsible for Security Deposit
  • Tenant can either stay where they are currently living or find a more suitable place to live

Resources

Fraud

If you think someone is committing fraud under the Section 8 program, please report this to the Wadena Housing & Redevelopment Authority.

Discrimination

HUD – U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

Fair Housing Booklet

Attorney General – 800-657-3787
Hot Line – 866-866-3546

Legal Aid

  • Alexandria, MN for Families – 320- 762-0663
  • Cloud, MN for Seniors – 888-360-2889

Downloads

Section 8 Brochure
Section 8 Pre-Application
Landlord Listing
Good Place to Live Brochure – HUD’s minimum requirements when inspecting a unit
Lead Based Paint – EPA Brochure
Housing Discrimination Brochure