Southeast MN Multi-County HRA

134 E. 2nd Street, Wabasha, MN, 55981
(651) 565-2638

Wabasha County

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Effective on June 15th, 2018, the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County HRA (SEMMCHRA) is accepting applications for the Section 8 program only for families eligible for The Southeastern Minne
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About Southeast MN Multi-County HRA

The Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) was organized in August of 1981. Wabasha and Goodhue Counties felt that there was a shortage of decent, safe and sanitary housing available and affordable to elderly persons, individuals and families of low and moderate incomes. The counties determined there was a need for a HRA to exercise their power and create housing for these individuals. Winona and Dodge Counties later joined the HRA to meet the needs of the citizens in their communities.

Our housing objective at SEMMCHRA is to provide affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing to citizens residing in our service area. This is accomplished through rental assistance, rental and single-family property rehabilitation, first time homebuyer loans and down payment assistance.

Our development objectives are to assist in redeveloping slum and blighted properties and to coordinate economic development activities. This is accomplished through relocation, acquisition, demolition, rehabilitation, new construction, exercising Tax Exempt Bonding Authority and Tax Increment Financing.

SEMMCHRA's primary sources of funding come from Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Rural Development, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA), Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Tax Increment Financing (TIF), local banking institutions, property tax levy and bond issues. Other sources of funds are secured through local utility companies and private foundations.

We offer several programs and operate a variety of projects throughout our service area. Our agency is divided into three departments: Assisted Housing, Community Development and Administration

Assisted Housing services and programs include: Section 8 Rental Assistance, Family Self-Sufficiency, public housing for low income individuals and families and market rate housing for families and persons 55 or better.

Community Development offers a variety of services and programs including: Small Cities Development Programs, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Programs, single family-rental-commercial renovation grants and loans, Tax Increment Financing, first time homebuyer loans and down payment assistance.

The Administration Division is responsible for community planning, project development, new program implementation, fiscal support and day-to-day administrative operations.

The HRA has a Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the County Boards. Each county appoints two commissioners. The duty of the commissioners is to set policies and provide guidance in the overall operation of SEMMCHRA.

SEMMCHRA is an equal opportunity provider.

Mission Statement

Our housing objective at SEMMCHRA is to provide affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing to citizens residing in our service area.

Program Summary for Southeast MN Multi-County HRA

Southeast MN Multi-County 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. Southeast MN Multi-County HRA manages several funded programs and has a total of 110 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Southeast MN Multi-County HRA administered a total of 387 Section 8 Vouchers. Southeast MN Multi-County HRA currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Southeast MN Multi-County HRA is located at 134 E. 2nd Street, Wabasha, MN, 55981 and serves the city of Wabasha. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Southeast MN Multi-County HRA at, (651) 565-2638 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Southeast MN Multi-County HRA compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 1
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 387
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 110
Waiting list for the Southeast MN Multi-County HRA is currently Open

2017 Income Limits for Wabasha 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 Wabasha County, MN:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $24,050
  • $27,500
  • $30,950
  • $34,350
  • $37,100
  • $39,850
  • $42,600
  • $45,350
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $14,450
  • $16,500
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $38,500
  • $44,000
  • $49,500
  • $55,000
  • $59,400
  • $63,800
  • $68,200
  • $72,600

2017 Fair Market Rents for Wabasha 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 Wabasha County, MN:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$489 $606 $771 $1122 $1351

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Mondovi Housing Authority Mondovi Housing Authority Mondovi WI N/A N/A Open 22.44 Miles Contact
Red Wing HRA Red Wing HRA Red Wing MN 169 119 Open 27.57 Miles Contact
Winona HRA Winona HRA Winona MN 165 300 Closed 28.42 Miles Contact
Olmsted County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Olmsted County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Rochester MN 427 N/A Open 31.72 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the City of Menomonie Housing Authority of the City of Menomonie Menomonie WI N/A N/A Open 34.31 Miles Contact
Trempealeau County HA Trempealeau County HA Whitehall WI 222 60 Open 35.45 Miles Contact

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Southeast MN Multi-County HRA Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Wabasha County Quick Facts

Population: 21,362
Persons Per Household: 2.39
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 10.4%
Homeownership Rate: 82.4%
Housing Units: 9,982
Yearly Income Per Person: $28,282
Median Household Income: $53,057