Olmsted County Housing & Redevelopment Authority




The Olmsted County Housing & Redevelopment Authority has Merged with Rochester Community Housing Partnership (ROCHP)  

This merger brings together the capabilities of two successful organizations to offer critical homeownership services to Olmsted county residents and the surrounding areas.  As of October 1, 2017, Olmsted County HRA will assume all ROCHP day to day operations.

OCHRA will now be offering the following:

  • ​Homebuyer Education Classes
  • ​Pre-and-Post-Purchase Counseling
  • ​Foreclosure Services
  • ​Home Rehabilitation Loan Program


 For more information on any of these programs contact the Olmsted County HRA

Phone: 507 328-7150

Email: olmstedhra@co.olmsted.mn.us


The Olmsted County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Launches the Housing Rehabilitation Program

The Olmsted County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (OCHRA) announces the official launch of the 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.


Olmsted County HRA Mission:

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.


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).