Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for Low Income Public Housing (LIPH)?

The How to Apply section explains the steps you should take to apply to the Low Income Public Housing program and for what categories applications are currently being taken.

How do I update my application?

If you need to provide an update on the application you have completed you will need to complete the Updates for Pre-application form and submit it the Leasing Department.

Where are Low Income Public Housing buildings located?

Buildings are located throughout Minneapolis.  The Housing Programs (link to 2.a.i. Housing Programs) section includes a listing of all highrise buildings and information about scattered site and senior highrise buildings; with information about each of them, including pictures of the buildings, locations, layout, nearby bus routes and information on the surrounding neighborhood.

What is the status of my application?

You can call 612-342-1400 and use our automated phone system to determine the status of your application.

Who is the Eligibility Technician assigned to my application?

You can call 612-342-1400 and use our automated phone system to find out who is your ET.

How long will it take for me to be housed?

The wait for housing varies, depending on the size of your family and the length of the waiting list.  It may take up to a year from the approval date of your application before an offer of housing is made to you.  The time however varies and the wait can be shorter or longer.

How many offers will I receive for a housing unit?

For High-rise you will be provided up to four offers.  If you do not accept the first unit offered you will then have up to three additional units offered to you.  If you do not accept any of the four units offered you will be taken off the wait list.

For a Family unit you will be provided up to two offers.  If you do not accept the first unit offered you will then have one additional unit offered to you.  If you do not accept any of these units you will be taken off the wait list.

Do I have to move into a MPHA unit?   Can I stay where I am currently living?

Low Income Public Housing is not the same as the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.  If approved for LIPH you will have to live in a LIPH unit.

Can MPHA deny housing assistance?

Yes.  Even if you can prove that you need housing, MPHA is required by federal law and regulations to deny assistance if you do not qualify.