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HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM ACCEPTING PRE-APPLICATIONS The Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) will be accepting waiting list pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance program beginning May 19, 2021 at 8:00 am and ending July 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm from households who meet one or more of the preferences described below.

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM ACCEPTING PRE-APPLICATIONS
The Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) will be accepting waiting list pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance program beginning May 19, 2021 at 8:00 am and ending July 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm from households who meet one or more of the preferences described below. The HCV program assists eligible households by paying a portion of their rent to a landlord.
The program waiting list is sorted by households with the most verified preference points and then by date and time a pre-application is received by the HRA. Each of the following preferences equal one (1) point:
Disabled: an applicant will receive one preference point if they are a family that includes a disabled person. The applicant must verify this by providing proof that a family member receives SSI or by a signed statement from a knowledgeable professional.
Elderly: an applicant will receive one preference point if the head, spouse, or co-head is 62 years old or older. The applicant must verify this by providing a copy of a picture ID, official record of birth or proof of Social Security retirement benefits.
Resident of Kandiyohi County: an applicant will receive one preference point if at the time of pre-application, they are a family whose head, spouse or co-head live or work in Kandiyohi County or attend education and training programs in Kandiyohi County if the education or training program is designed to prepare applicants for the job market. A copy of a current lease, statement from a shelter or state photo ID showing an address in Kandiyohi County will be acceptable verification of residency. Acceptable verification of employment will be a current pay stub. Enrollment at an institution of higher learning or training program located in Kandiyohi County will be verified by third-party.
Veteran: an applicant will receive one preference point if the head, spouse or co-head is currently serving in the armed forces or has been honorably discharged from the armed forces. The applicant must verify this by showing a current military ID or by providing a copy of their DD214 form. Verification of preference(s) must be submitted with the pre-application in order to be added to the HRA's waiting list.
The Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is located at 2200 23rd St NE, Suite 2090, Willmar, MN 56201. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HRA offices are closed to the public. Interested persons can apply during the above dates by calling (320) 235-8637 x2862 or emailing the office at hra.reception ist@kcmn.us to receive a pre-application by mail or email. Pre-applications can be returned to the HRA office by mail, email to hra.receptionist@kcmn.us, fax (320) 235-7831 or depositing the pre-application in the drop box located outside the exterior front doors of the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building, 2200 23rd Street NE, Willmar, MN 56201. Persons with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodation and should contact the office for further information. The Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is an Equal Housing Opportunity agency.
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