Low-Rent Public Housing

Low Rent Public Housing

The Faribault Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) manages 49 units of low-rent public housing. The public housing units include single-family homes, duplexes and townhouse-style units, scattered throughout the City of Faribault. The units are available for rent by very low-income families of two or more persons whose household income is less than 50% of the Rice County Area Median Income. Current income limits are as follows:

1 Person: $25,000
2 People: $28,600
3 People: $32,150
4 People: $35,700
5 People: $38,600
6 People: $41,450
7 People: $44,300
8 People: $47,150

Households pay 30% of their adjusted monthly gross income towards rent and utilities at these sites. Tenants are required to recertify their income and expenses on an annual basis in order to verify they are paying the appropriate rent based on their income.

The unit sizes include 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units. Each unit comes with a refrigerator, range and hookups for washing machines and dryers. Some of the larger sites include playgrounds, while other units are in close proximity to parks, schools and churches.

Tenants are allowed to have small pets, including cats and dogs weighing less than 15 pounds.

All adult residents of public housing are required to participate in an economic self-sufficiency program or complete 8 hours of community service each month unless they fall into one of the following exception categories:
  • Age 62 years or older; or
  • Are blind or disabled or primary caretakers or such individuals; or
  • Work 30 or more hours per week; or
  • Are enrolled in training/educational activities or provide child care services to an individual who is participating in a community service program; or
  • Are enrolled in school or other type of self-sufficiency program; or
  • Are on MFIP and are not currently sanctioned for non-compliance.

Applications for public housing are taken on an on-going basis. The waiting list for public housing ranges from 6 months – 2 years depending on the desired bedroom size. As part of the application process, tenants are required to complete a criminal background check and rental history. To request an application for public housing, contact the City of Faribault Community Development Department.

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