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  • Clay County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA)
    116 Center Ave E, Dilworth, MN 56529-1402
Service Info
Service:Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Low-Rent Program
Agency: Clay County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA)
Location:116 Center Ave E, Dilworth, MN, 56529-1402 Map
Phone: (218) 233-8883

Service Description

Responsible for the management and operation of its local public housing program. They may also operate other types of housing programs. Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high-rise apartments for elderly families.

On-going functions:
*Assure compliance with leases. The lease must be signed by both parties
*Set other charges (e.g., security deposit, excess utility consumption, and damages to unit)
*Perform periodic reexaminations of the family's income at least once every 12 months
*Transfer families from one unit to another, in order to correct over/under crowding, repair or renovate a dwelling, or because of a resident's request to be transferred
*Terminate leases when necessary
*Maintain the development in a decent, safe, and sanitary condition

*Sometimes Housing Authorities provide other services that might include such things as: homeownership opportunities for qualified families; employment training opportunities, and other special training and employment programs for residents; and support programs for the elderly.


* The Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) owns and manages 72 elderly/disabled housing units and 24 units of conventional Public Housing for families.
* The HRA operates the Housing Voucher Program in Clay County, administers 6 Shelter Plus Care vouchers and has 8 Permanent Supportive Housing units that serves four individuals and 4 families.
* Clay Co. HRA owns two 4-plex buildings that serves individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who are in compliance with their mental health plan receive preference.
* Clay County own a 24-plex (one-bedroom units) in Moorhead, MN that is staffed 24/7 for individuals who are long term homeless.
* They also own 8 townhomes located in south Moorhead, MN. There are 5 two-bedroom, 2 three-bedroom and 11 four-bedroom units for families that are continually homeless for a year or more or at least 4 times in the past 3 years. Households must be very low-income, currently living in a shelter or a place not meant for human habitation , and contain an adult who is disabled. Qualified tenants pay 30% of their income for rent and utilities.


Building Amenities
  • Community room
Housing Unit Amenities
  • Cable/satellite access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Off street parking
  • Utility included in rent - water
Housing Unit Types
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedroom
  • 30% of income
  • Security deposit required


Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. Your eligibility is based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, the Housing Authority will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. A Housing Authority will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a harmful effect on other tenants or on the project's environment.

Housing Authorities use income limits developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD sets the upper income limits at 80% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which you choose to live. The Housing Authority may use lower income limits; 50% (very low income) or 30% (extremely low income) of the median income.

Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one Housing Authority but not at another. The Housing Authority serving your community can provide you with the income levels for your area and family size. Income guidelines can be found on the Internet by going to the HUD website at:
or for step-by-step instructions, go to:

Application Instructions

If you have trouble contacting the Housing Authority, contact the local Housing and Urban Development Field Office at:
Minneapolis Field Office
International Centre
920 Second Avenue South, Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402-4012
Phone: (612) 370-3000
Fax: (612) 370-3220
TTY: (612) 370-3186

Required Documents

  • photo ID
  • proof of assets
  • proof of household income
  • references
  • Social Security card/number

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Clay County




Telephone types, numbers and hours

Main (218) 233 - 88838:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Toll Free (877) 460 - 52808:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
FAX (218) 233 - 9491

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