Low Income Public Housing

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) administers public housing for eligible individuals and families in the City of Minneapolis.  Units include studio to six bedrooms.  Most units are located in high-rise apartment buildings, but larger units are located in townhouse and single family homes.

In order to qualify households may not have income exceeding 80% of the area median income.  Families generally pay 30% of their monthly adjusted gross income for rent and utilities.  Many factors impact the eligibility of an applicant.  Approved applicants will be offered a unit as soon as one is available and they are at the top of the approved list.

MPHA provides well-managed and high quality housing for our residents.  It also offers a smoke free environment in several of its properties.

Housing Programs

MPHA Low Income Public Housing programs provide a variety of housing options which include; High-rise, Family Scattered site, Family Glendale and Suburban Housing.


This section provides general information about program eligibility requirements such as:  annual income limits, providing a social security card, and being a U.S. citizen, National or eligible non-citizen; in addition MPHA will review an applicant’s rental history and criminal history among other factors.

How to Apply

The process to apply for Low Income Public Housing program has several steps;  completing an application, providing required supporting documentation and screening for residential and criminal history.

Frequently Asked Questions

Provides answers to commonly asked questions about applying to the MPHA Low Income Public Housing program, criminal background checks,  pet ownership,  making changes to your application, waiting lists and more.