Welcome to the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list application.
The Housing Choice Voucher program wait list is open ONLY to applicants with Residency in our service area (see criteria for residency under the residency preference below).
This web-based process will assist you in applying for a place on the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program. Apply at any time while the wait list is open. See “Registration Status” box to the right for wait list status. The EDAs will conduct a sort of all eligible applications and place selected applicants on the Mankato/Blue Earth County Housing Choice Voucher waiting list.
Upon completion of registration, write down the tracking number for your records. Applicants can return to this page while in pending status to confirm that their application has been received. Once your application is being processed, a notice will be sent to you at the address you provided, to obtain additional qualifying information.
If you need to make changes to your application after submission, you must put changes in writing and submit to the Mankato and Blue Earth County EDAs Office in person or by mail at Mankato and Blue Earth County EDAs, PO Box 3368, Mankato, MN 56002-3368.
To successfully apply, provide the following information:
First and last names of all members of your household.
Social security numbers of all members of your household.
The total gross annual income of your household. This includes Supplemental Security Income (SSI), wages, unemployment, Social Security, and Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), General Assistance, child support, and any other income received.
A valid address to which the EDA staff can send correspondence.
A valid phone number at which the EDA can contact you.
To meet the Mankato and Blue Earth County EDA’s eligibility criteria:
Provide accurate information. Submission of false information or misrepresentation may result in loss of eligibility to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Applicants must have a valid address and/or phone number for contact purpose. Applicants who cannot be contacted will have file placed inactive.
Only one application per household. Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification.
Residency preference. At this time, the Mankato and Blue Earth County EDAs are only accepting applications from individuals and families who qualify for Residency preference:
* Head of household or spouse/co-head must live in Blue Earth County, work in Blue Earth County, or attend school in Blue Earth County.
* Non-elderly disabled households must live, work, or attend school in Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, LeSueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, or Winona Counties of southeast Minnesota.
Local Preference. If your household meets the Residency preference requirement, your application may be eligible for additional local preferences on the wait list:
* Applicants with veterans status based on DD-214 discharge papers showing previous service or at least 181 consecutive dates or by reason of disability incurred while on active duty.
* Applicant being displaced due to natural disaster or government action.
* Applicant is being displaced due to domestic violence.
Applicant must not exceed the very low income limit
1 Person = $27,500
2 Person = $31,400
3 Person = $35,350
4 Person = $39,250
5 Person = $42,400
6 Person = $45,550
7 Person = $48,700
8 Person = $51,850
Those with a disability or have language barriers may request accomodation to apply to the wait list. Please contact the EDA office at 311 or 507-387-8600.
Please note that this is not an official U.S. Housing and Urban Development form and is used only for determining eligibility for placement on the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list.