Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) – The HRA provides 155 units of HCV assistance and has a written agreement with Freeborn County that allows the utilization of the HCV Program throughout the county. The HCV Program provides rental assistance payments to a private landlord on behalf of an eligible family, with the family portion of the rent based on 30% of adjusted monthly income. Section 8 HCV Applications are available at the HRA office at 800 Fourth Avenue South in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Landlords interested in more information regarding the Section 8 HCV Program are encouraged to contact the HRA office for further no obligation information. Please call 507-377-4375 with any other questions about HCV assistance.
Glenville Apartments: The HRA provides 8 units of Rural Development Housing through its development in Glenville, Minnesota. Rent at the Glenville Apartments is based upon income eligibility and the HRA does accept renters assisted through Section 8 HCV Program. For more information or to obtain an application please stop at the HRA office at 800 Fourth Avenue South, Albert Lea or call 507-377-4375.
Small Cities Development Program (SCDP): The HRA administers a SCDP commercial and rental rehab proram for the City of Albert Lea. This program provides low interest and forgivable loans for commercial and rental rehab in the downtown historic district. For more information on the SCDP program please contact the HRA office at 507-377-4375.
Minnesota Cities Participation Program (MCPP): The HRA administers a local MCPP Program that provides low interest mortgages to qualified first-time home-buyers in Freeborn County. These programs are available through local MHFA approved lenders. For a listing of local (Greater Minnesota) MHFA lenders please go to: http://www.mnhousing.gov/consumers/FindALender/index.aspx
Property Management: HRA staff has managerial experience in a variety of both governmental and private property management including; tax credit property management, USDA/RD property acquisition/management, HUD rental/purchase program management, and private rental/for sale property rehabilitation and management. HRA staff also has experience in rehabilitation and management of both single and multi-family properties.