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Austin Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Publicly Owned Subsidized Housing

Twin Towers

200 1st Ave NE, Austin, MN, 55912

(507) 433-1866

Website

https://www.austinhra.org/assistant-programs/affordable-housing/public-housing-family-units

Service Details

Description

Housing owned and operated by a local government entity, such as a Public Housing Agency or a Housing Authority, which provides low-rent affordable housing to households with low incomes who are eligible


The rental amount paid by the resident is often determined based on the resident's income. Some housing has a low, fixed rent amount. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high-rise apartments. Some housing may be restricted to specific populations, such as older adults, families, or people with disabilities.


Additional Information

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.


Pickett Place Apartments and Twin Towers Apartments:
* Primary Waiting List: Persons over 62 years of old and Disabled persons.
* Secondary Waiting List: Other income eligible persons.


Features

  • Area Served by County
    • Mower County 
  • Housing Unit Types
    • 1 bedroom unit 
  • Payment
    • Private pay 
  • Specialization
    • Older adults 
    • People with low income 

Eligibility

Public housing is for low-income households.


Your eligibility is based on:
* Annual gross income
* Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability or as a family
* 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 may 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.


You must meet income guidelines. Income limits are set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Income guidelines can be found on the HUD website. Check with the property management for specific income limits.


HUD sets the upper income limits at 80% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which you choose to live. Some housing is limited to people with very low income (50% of median income). Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one Housing Authority but not at another. The amount is adjusted each year and is based on family size.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
All applicants are screened carefully. They do credit checks, a criminal background check and current and former landlord references.


The family units are for low income families and cannot exceed the income limits listed below. Income from all family members over 18 years old is included in the annual gross income.


Application Instructions

Call for more information. Some properties maintain waiting lists. There may be a long wait, or the waiting list may be closed.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Call Karen at (507) 433-1866 for more information on the waiting lists by bedroom size.
Applications are available at the main office: 308 2nd Avenue NE, Austin, MN 55912.


Area Served

City of Austin


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 433-1866

Last Update

4/17/2024

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