Housing Choice Voucher Program

Program Information

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly referred to as the "Section 8 Program", enables low-income families in Blue Earth County, MN to rent safe housing that is affordable in the private market through funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. By enrolling in the program you will receive a voucher that allows a portion of your rent to be paid directly to the property manager or property owner by the Housing Authority.

Wait List

The Housing Choice Voucher Program wait list is currently CLOSED and we are not accepting applications.


The Housing Authority accepts applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program through a lottery. In general, applicants with a local preference should expect to wait six to twenty-four months before processing for eligibility. Households with more immediate housing needs are encouraged to apply for the Affordable Rental Housing Program