NW MN Multi-County HRA
205 Garfield Avenue
PO Box 128
Mentor, MN 56736
(218) 637-2431 | Phone
(218) 637-2433 | Fax

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The HRA is a public non profit entity.  All funds donated will be used in creating housing and community development opportunities and is 100% tax deductible!

Public Housing

**Disclaimer: Please note that these units are not eligible for the Section 8 rent assistance program because these units are designated subsidized. Assistance remains with the unit and does not transfer. Eligible tenants pay an affordable rent based on 30% of their gross adjusted income of their rent.

3 bedroom homes

3 bedroom homes
The Housing Authority owns 24 three bedroom homes in the following locations: Climax, Erskine, Fertile, Hallock, Kennedy, Lake Bronson, Lancaster, Newfolden, Oslo and St. Hilaire.

Tenants occupying these homes pay 30% of their household adjusted gross income towards rent and utilities (except heat). There is a flat or maximum monthly rent set for each community. Heating costs are paid up to $1440 per year by the Housing Authority.

 

The Public Housing Program differs in that the HRA owns these rental units, and rent assistance remains with the house; it does not transfer with the tenants.  The rental income is used to defray the maintenance and management costs of owning and operating the rental units.  The funding to construct the public housing units is provided by HUD.


Currently, the HRA has 24 three-bedroom units that were built in 1979 in scattered sites.  


Yes! I want to rent a 3 bedroom home! For a fillable application form click here! Please use Adobe Acrobat or your Google Chrome Browser to ensure a complete application. For a printable application form, click here.
1 bedroom apartments
1 bedroom Apartments

The Housing Authority owns five buildings in Badger, Fertile, Fisher, Fosston and Middle River. Each building has one bedroom apartments on one level. Accommodations include a spacious community room with a complete kitchen and dining area, laundry room, rest room near community room and a security door system.

Tenants occupying these apartments pay 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent. There is a flat or maximum monthly rent set for each community per month. All utilities are paid by the Housing Authority except small fees if occupant wishes to have an additional freezer in an apartment, air conditioner unit or plug-in for vehicle in winter months.

 

The Public Housing Program differs in that the HRA actually owns these rental units and rent assistance remains in the building; it does not transfer with the tenants.  Under this program, the tenant pays 30% of his or her adjusted gross income towards rent and utilities.  The rental income is used to defray the maintenance and management costs of owning and operating the rental units.  The funding to construct the public housing units was provided by HUD.


Currently, the HRA has 79 one-bedroom units built in 1980 and 1982 in five communities scattered across a five county area.  


Yes! I want to rent a 1 bedroom apartment! For a fillable application form click here! Please use Adobe Acrobat or your Google Chrome Browser to ensure a complete application. For a printable application form, click here.


Ross Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Program

Self sufficiency services are available to our Public Housing tenants. These services enable participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self sufficiency, or, in the case of elderly or disabled residents, help improve living conditions and enable residents to age-in-place.

Services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Job training and employment counseling
  • Substance/alcohol abuse treatment or counseling
  • Household skill training
  • Homeownership counseling

Contact Barbara at 218-637-2431 for more information.

HRA Development

Maplewood Apartments

Maplewood Apartments

This is an 8 unit apartment complex located on 3rd Streeet North in Mentor. All units are one bedroom and located on one level. Units are smokefree. Utilities are included in the rent. Laundry facility on site. This building was just newly renovated. Rental assistance accepted.


Yes! I want to rent an apartment at Maplewood Apartments! Download the application by clicking here!

 

 


Fosston Homes
Fosston Homes

These units are 14 one and two bedroom duplexes located on Larson Avenue in Fosston. All utilities are included in the rent. Units are smoke free, have their own entrance and are located directly across the street from the city park. Rental assistance accepted.


Yes! I want to rent an apartment at Fosston Homes! Download the application by clicking here!

McIntosh Homes

These units are 4 one and two bedroom duplexes located on 5th Street in McIntosh. Heat and garbage are included in the rent. Units are smoke free, have their own entrance and basement.


Yes! I want to rent an apartment at Maplewood Apartments! Download the application by clicking here!

Riverroad
River Road Apartments
River Road Apartments

Newly converted River Road Apartments located at 1708 River Road NW, East Grand Forks, MN came on line February 1, 2018. The rent includes all appliances with washer/dryer, dishwasher and central air.  Units are smokefree. All utilities included. Garage parking is available.  We have 1-1 bedroom and 2-2 bedroom units. They are income restricted at 115% of state median income and must be 55+ to qualify.

 

Please contact the NW MN Multi County HRA at 218-773-2371 or 218-637-2431 for an application or more information.

 

Yes! I want to rent an apartment at Maplewood Apartments! Download the application by clicking here!


Otterkill Apartments

Otterkill Apartments - Bagley, MN

Otterkill Apartments is a 30 unit three story apartment property located close to a park and golf course in Bagley, MN. Rental assistance is availalbe and income restrictions apply. Contact Greater Minnesota Management at 1-800-504-6093 for availability or more information. You may also view their website at www.gmmco.org.


Summerfield

Summerfield Place Apartments - Scattered Sites

A total of 500 affordable one, two and three bedroom rental units located in 17 northwest Minnesota cities that offer competitive rents for well maintained and attractive properties. Please call Greater Minnesota Management at 1-800-504-6093 for costs and availability. You may also view their website at www.gmmco.org.