There are two general types of rental assistance programs available in Olmsted County:
Tenant based - the assistance stays with the tenant, and
Project based - the participant must live in a particular unit (project) to get assistance.
Olmsted County Housing and Rehabilitation Authority administers two rental assistance programs:
| Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
(formerly known as "Section 8")
federal (HUD) tenant-based program
| Low Income Public Housing (LIPH)
||local project-based program for families
The following programs are available through various other Olmsted County agencies:
|Housing Options Program (HOP)
||local tenant-based program for tenants with special needs
|Transitional Housing Assistance Program (T-RAP)
||tenant-based state program for single mothers and households of color
More detail on each program and the agency to contact to make application is available at the links on the left.