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Affordable housing opportunities in Bloomington

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Bloomington Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

Waiting list status: Closed

HUD-Housing Choice Voucher Fact Sheet

We are in the process of conducting a random lottery of the 5,626 applicants to determine placement on the waiting list that was previously open in November 2018. There are 1500 openings for the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list and 700 openings for the 3 Bedroom Project Based Voucher waiting list. The lottery should be completed by January 2019.

You can check your status on the lists by going to www.waitlistcheck.com. Prior to the completion of the lottery, if your status says, "Submitted", that means your application was successfully submitted and it will be included in the lottery. If your current status says, “no records”, that means your application was not submitted successfully and it will not be included in the lottery. Once the lottery has been completed, if it shows your status as “Active” then you made it through the lottery and are on the list. If it shows your status as “Inactive”, you are not on the waiting list.

Due to great demand and limited funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the HRA opens the program's waiting list to new applicants only when the current waiting list has been exhausted.

Rental Homes for Future Homebuyers Program

Waiting list status: Open

The Rental Homes for Future Homebuyers Program helps families save money to buy a home, while renting one of 21 single-family homes in Bloomington. When accepted to the program, the HRA will save a portion of the family's rent each month to use as a down payment when they buy a home. Participants must be willing to enter into a five-year contract to identify the goals they need to complete to become a homeowner.

All families must have at least three and not more than six family members. Qualified families must also earn at least $25,980 per year and have good credit and rental histories. Families must be able to pay the minimum rent and utilities of approximately $1,104 per month. In addition, the HRA will review any criminal records and verify that all household members have citizenship or eligible immigration status.

The HRA is currently accepting applications to be placed on the Rental Homes waiting list. Each year, about three to five new families enter the program. Visit the webpage at https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/hra/rental-homes-future-homebuyers-program for more information. 

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Other affordable housing opportunities in Bloomington

Singles and families

  • Bloomington Family Townhomes, 4810-4840 Nord Drive, PH: 952-920-6113.
  • Blooming Glen Townhomes, 724 Southglen Drive, PH: 952-888-6350.
  • Highlands Apartments, 5200 W. 98th St., PH: 952-830-1900.
  • Lyndale Townhomes, 8564 Lyndale Ave., PH: 952-746-7733.
  • Penn Place Apartments, 10041 Penn Ave., PH: 952-888-7732.
  • Southview Estates, 8901 Aldrich Ave., PH: 952-698-3013.
  • Sumter Lane Townhomes, 10568 Sumter Lane, PH: 952-829-7271.
  • Tealwood Apartments, 9900 Briar Rd., PH: 952-897-1085.
  • The Crossings at Valley View, 8735 Portland Ave. S., PH: 952-303-5559.

Seniors

Disabled persons only

  • Henry Court I and II, 8650 Aldrich Ave. S., PH: 651-645-7271.
  • LW Fraser Independent Living, 10337 Lyndale Ave. S., PH: 612-861-1688.
  • NHHI/ASI Bloomington Supportive Housing, 9500 Lyndale Ave. S., PH: 651-639-9799.
  • Tasks Unlimited-Bloomington Lodge, 8230 13th Ave. S., PH: 612-871-3320.
  • The Meadows at Oxboro, 401 W. 95th St., PH: 651-639-9799.

Housing opportunities outside of Bloomington