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About Perham HRA

Perham Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and City of Perham have identified a need for affordable housing and offer the following programs:

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) uses the increase from taxes from the construction of new homes to help with financing. Through the use of TIF, the costs of special assessments for sewer, water, and street improvements are reduced for qualified buyers. The City of Perham currently has a tax increment district for Westwind First Addition, Westwind Second Addition, Westwind Third Addition, Clearwater Estates, Clearwater Estates First Addition.

For qualified homebuyers, TIF incentives are valued at approximately $14,000 in benefit! To learn more please call 218-346-4582.

Employer Assisted Housing Program is designed to provide gap financing to those who want to build a new home, purchase a newly constructed home, or purchase a previously owned home within the City of Perham. Gap financing is utilized to cover closing costs and to lower the purchase price of a home. For qualified applicants, gap financing packages with a combination of loans and grants can total as much as $14,500!

For more information on the Employer Assisted Housing Program or on any of our programs, contact Mary at 218-346-4582 or e-mail: mholzer@cityofperham.com.

Lakeland Apartments consists of 1 two bedroom apartment and 34 one bedroom apartments. Rent is approximately 30% of income (maximum of $400 per month). Available to:
* 55 years of age or older or disabled
* Income Guidelines (Gross Annual)
-Family of 1 -- $32,900
-Family of 2 -- $37,600
**Please note: income guidelines change periodically. Please call 218-346-4582 for the most up-to-date figures.

Mission Statement

To improve the lives of Perham residents through affordable housing and community development.

Program Summary for Perham HRA

Perham HRA is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Perham HRA manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Perham HRA administered a total of 50 Section 8 Vouchers. Perham HRA currently has Low-Rent as its program type. Perham HRA is located at 2nd, Perham, MN, 56573 and serves the city of Perham. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Perham HRA at, (218) 346-4582 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Perham HRA compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher N/A
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Perham HRA is currently Open

2016 Income Limits for Otter Tail County, MN

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Otter Tail County, MN:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $22,350
  • $25,550
  • $28,750
  • $31,900
  • $34,500
  • $37,050
  • $39,600
  • $42,150
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $13,450
  • $16,020
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $35,750
  • $40,850
  • $45,950
  • $51,050
  • $55,150
  • $59,250
  • $63,350
  • $67,400

2017 Fair Market Rents for Otter Tail County, MN

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Otter Tail County, MN:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$510 $513 $681 $916 $947

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Detroit Lakes HRA Detroit Lakes HRA Detroit Lakes MN 167 91 Open 19.67 Miles Contact
Henning HRA Henning HRA Henning MN 565 N/A Open 19.99 Miles Contact
Becker County Economic Development Authority Becker County Economic Development Authority Detroit Lakes MN 74 25 Closed 20.09 Miles Contact
Wadena HRA Wadena HRA Wadena MN N/A N/A Open 23.58 Miles Contact
Otter Tail County HRA Otter Tail County HRA Fergus Falls MN 2,124 814 Open 31.06 Miles Contact
Fergus Falls HRA Fergus Falls HRA Fergus Falls MN N/A N/A Open 31.09 Miles Contact

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Perham HRA Program Type:
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Otter Tail County Quick Facts

Population: 57,635
Persons Per Household: 2.3
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 9.5%
Homeownership Rate: 78.9%
Housing Units: 35,465
Yearly Income Per Person: $26,400
Median Household Income: $48,961