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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 not taking applications at this time, as we currently have 3 active waiting lists, including the 2014 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, the 2018 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, and the 2018 three-bedroom Project Based Voucher waiting list. There are approximately 1800 total applicants on these waiting lists. 

An applicant may check their status on the lists by going to www.waitlistcheck.com. It can take anywhere from 1-10 years to make it to the top of the list. We do not give out positions or rankings, but if an applicant lives, works or goes to school in Bloomington, they qualify for a local residency preference which places them higher on the list.

If you are an applicant, please be sure to inform us of any changes in your address because we send update applications out annually and make sure we have up to date information. If we are unable to reach you due to wrong/old addresses you will be removed from the waitlist.

You can send an address change to us by mail, fax, or email to: HRAwaitinglist@BloomingtonMN.gov 

Rental Homes for Future Homebuyers Program

Waiting list status: Open

The Rental Homes for Future Home Buyers 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. 

Resources

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

People with disabilities 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