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On February 15, federal government funding for many agencies, including HUD is set to expire. HUD has recently issued guidance regarding the Housing Choice Voucher (formerly known as Section 8) in the event of a government shutdown.
For the Housing Choice Voucher Program, HUD has issued notice that all payments for March and April have already been approved and will be sent in the event of a government shutdown. Therefore, none of our clients and property managers will see any impact if the government shuts down during March and April.
The Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (OCHRA) will take necessary actions to ensure that all our financial obligations are met during the time of uncertainty. If you have any questions, please contact your housing case worker or call the OCHRA at 507-328-7150. Additional messages will be posted as necessary on this website and our Facebook page.
The Olmsted County Housing Public Hearing:
February 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM
The Olmsted County HRA is holding a Public Hearing on February 19, 2018 to receive comments on the amendment to the PHA Plan, in response to a request to transfer 20 housing choice vouchers from tenant based assistance to project based assistance to support the Jeremiah Project. The revised PHA plan identifies the change in Section C.
The Board of Commissioners meets to discuss this change at 1pm in Council Chambers at the Government Center, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
PHA Plan 2019 Revision (321 KB)
The Olmsted County Housing & Redevelopment Authority's Housing Rehabilitation Program
This program will provide financial assistance to qualifying low and moderate income homeowners to assist in maintaining, repairing and improving the safety, livability and energy efficiency of their homes.
Click for more information on The Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program.
To provide Olmsted County residents opportunities to obtain quality, affordable housing.
The Olmsted County HRA is governed by a Board of Commissioners that meets monthly. It administers programs that provide rental assistance to tenants and rehabilitation funds to both homeowners and rental property owners. In addition, the Olmsted County HRA manages county-owned rental properties and partners with local agencies to provide other programs to increase the availability of affordable housing to residents of Olmsted County.
FAIR HOUSING IS THE LAW
Federal Law prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability. In Olmsted County, housing discrimination complaints can be filed with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.
If you suspect unfair housing practices, you can go to HUD’s website to file a complaint online, or call 800 669-9777 (TDD 800 927-9275) or 612 370-3000.
You can also go to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights website to file a complaint online, or call 651 296-5663 (TTY 651 596-1283).