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Albert Lea Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Low-Rent Public Housing

800 S 4th Ave, Albert Lea, MN, 56007

(507) 377-4375


Service Details


This agency manages and operates the local public affordable housing program 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 seniors.

Additional information can be found online on the HousingLink website.

Additional Information

Includes 176 public housing units:
* The Shady Oaks High-rise is a 126 unit building. All high-rise units are one-bedroom rentals.
* 50 scattered site rentals that are two, three and four-bedroom single family homes and duplexes.


  • Area Served by County
    • Freeborn County 
  • Specialization
    • People with low income 


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.

Applicants must meet income guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Check with your local office for specific income limits.

Application Instructions

Contact the Housing Authority where you want to live to apply for public housing. Waiting lists for public housing can often be long or closed.

If you have trouble contacting the Housing Authority, contact the local Housing and Urban Development Field Office at:
Minneapolis Field Office
212 Third Avenue South, Suite 150
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 370-3135
Fax: (612) 370-3218
TTY: (612) 370-3186

Area Served

Freeborn County


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 377-4375

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Other Locations

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