Housing Assistance Programs in Olmsted County

 
 

 

 

OCHRA Program List

Housing Choice Vouchers.  (Formerly Section 8). 

This program is an income based rental assistance program administered by the Olmsted County HRA.  Eligible participants are receive a voucher to find a private rental unit within Olmsted County.  The program serves about 535 households. There is a waiting list, and no applications are being accepted at this time. 

 

Public Housing.

This is an income based housing program operated by the Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (OCHRA).  Housing is available to adults with one or more dependents.  There are 110 units in the program – all located in Rochester.  There is a waiting list and no applications are being accepted at this time. 

 

Bridges.  

Bridges is an income based rental assistance program for low income adults diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.  Participants are given a certificate/voucher to find a private rental unit within Olmsted County.  All clients must be referred through the Behavioral Health Case Management Intake at 507-328-6400.  The program serves about 10 households.  There may be a waiting list.

 

Housing Options Program (HOP).  

This is an income based housing program for low income disabled individuals.  All clients for this program are referred by Zumbro Valley Health Center.  Participants are given a certificate/voucher to find a private rental unit within Olmsted County.  The program serves about 20 households. Information about program admission and wait list can be received by calling Zumbro Valley at 507-289-2089.

 

Transitional Rental Assistance Program (T-RAP).

This is an income based rental assistance program administered by the Olmsted County HRA with all referrals coming from Workforce Development, Family Promise, and/or IMAA.  This program seeks to serve underserved populations such as single family heads of household with at least one minor child, and households of color whose income is below 30% of median income.  Priority will be given to families who are homeless and near homeless.  The program serves about 15 households.  There may be a waiting list.