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Austin Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Low-Rent Public Housing

308 2nd Ave NE, Austin, MN, 55912

(507) 433-1866


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

Pickett Place and Twin Towers Apartments:
Low-income housing for elderly and disabled and persons meeting income guidelines.

Publicly Owned Subsidized Housing - Scattered Site
Various Locations throughout the city of Austin:
The Austin Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) owns 56 family units - 2 bedroom duplexes, 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom houses. These units are scattered throughout the city. Rent is based on 30% of the family's adjusted monthly income. The size of the unit is determined by the family's size. Each tenant pays for their own utilities, and is responsible for mowing the grass and snow removal from the sidewalks and driveways.


  • Area Served by County
    • Mower County 
  • Housing Unit Types
    • 2 bedroom unit 
    • 3 or more bedroom unit 
  • Specialization
    • Disabilities 
    • Older adults 
    • Older adults with disabilities 
    • 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) 370-3000
Fax: (612) 370-3218
TTY: (612) 370-3186

Business Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

City of Austin


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 433-1866

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