Section 8

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides Section 8 rent subsidies to families with low income in the form of Housing Choice Vouchers and Project Based Units.  The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) administers the program in the City of Minneapolis.  MPHA pays rent subsidies directly to rental property owners on behalf of eligible families.

Are you an:

Applicant

  • Interested in learning how to participate in our program or already on the waiting list?

Participant

  • Are you currently receiving Section 8 HCV housing assistance through Minneapolis Public Housing Authority?

Landlord

  • Are you interested in finding a tenant receiving Section 8 HCV housing assistance for your rental property or do you currently have a tenant receiving Section 8 housing assistance?

Section 8 Housing

SECTION 8 HCV BENEFITS PARTICIPANTS:

The Section 8 HCV Program offers financial assistance for rental housing to low income families. The rental assistance provides opportunities to low income families by partnering with owners of existing housing units. This opportunity enables families the affordability to rent all housing types throughout the city, thus avoiding a concentration of assisted housing.

 

SECTION 8 HCV BENEFITS PROPERTY OWNERS:

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) guarantees owners a portion of the rent through the participant’s rental assistance. The intent of the program is to lessen the burden on the family’s budget for housing costs, helping them to better afford their rental payment. This results in more consistent, timely and full payments to owners. Additionally, periodic inspection of the unit helps to alert owners of required and/or recommended repairs.

 

SECTION 8 HCV STAFF DIRECTORY