Renville County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

The Renville County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is committed to providing its residents with safe & affordable housing. If you or someone you know has low or moderate income and is looking for help with the cost of rent, the Renville County HRA/EDA may be able to help.  Renville County offers two different programs; Housing Choice Vouchers (often time referred to as Section 8) allows housing clients to rent from a private landlord and a portion of the rent is paid directly to the landlord and Public Housing refers to living in a unit operated by the Housing Authority, they are located only in the communities of Franklin, Morton and Sacred Heart. Often times there is a waiting list for both programs.

The Section 8 waiting list is currently closed, except to applicants who have;

  • Lived, worked or attended school in Renville County for six or more months
  • Households with a head, spouse, co-head is 62 years of age or older  
  • Households with a head, spouse, co-head that is disabled

Housing Choice Voucher
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) allows housing clients to rent from a private landlord and a portion of the rent is paid directly to the landlord. Families can expect to pay about 30% of their gross monthly income for rent with the remaining rent paid to the landlord by the Housing Authority. The rent and tenant paid utilities need to be at or below the Payment Standard for the unit size you are allowed to rent basis on family size. Housing is available in the cities and rural areas of Renville County. Applicants may remain in their present unit or may move to a different unit. All Section 8 units must pass a housing quality inspection and fall within the Fair Market Rent Guidelines. Rent guidelines, including utilities, are set up for each household size. At this time the Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is open on a limited basis and accepting applications from those with a preference point. The estimated wait time for those on the waiting list without preferences is in excess of three years. A Section 8 Voucher must be used in Renville County for at least one year.

Public Housing
Centennial Apartments in Franklin is a 17 unit building (1 Two-Bedroom & 16 One-Bedroom units) houses elderly, disabled, and single non-disabled tenants. Two and three bedroom detached family homes are located in Morton, Sacred Heart, and Franklin. Public Housing is income-qualified. Applicants are placed on a waiting list until a unit becomes available.

centennial apartments
Living Room
Kitchen
Bedroom
laundry facility
Large living room, spacious closets, kitchen open to living room, large community room, laundry room, elevator, off street parking

For more information about the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs in Renville County please call Amanda or Pat at 507-637-4004.

 * The Renville County HRA/EDA does not offer any type emergency or utility assistance.