Metropolitan Council / HRA (Metro HRA) for providing Section 8 rental assistance programs.
Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher Program) is a federally funded government program administered by the Metro HRA for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, handicapped and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.
Waiting lists for vouchers are often long or closed. For a map of participating communities, go to: http://www.metrocouncil.org/housing/HRA/HRAMap.pdf
What is the difference between the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and the Scattered Site Public Housing Program?
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance for low- and moderate-income families who rent in the private rental market. The assisted household pays 30% of income toward rent and the voucher pays the difference between the actual rent and the household’s portion.
Residents of the Scattered Site Public Housing Program pay 30% of income toward rent for a specific public housing unit owned and managed by a local housing authority.