Housing Choice Voucher Rent Assistance


The Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) administers approximately 375 Housing Choice rental assistance vouchers, most of them “tenant based.” The rent assistance program provides federal rent subsidies for low-income individuals and families in privately owned, existing market-rate housing units. The HRA pays the rent subsidy directly to the owner of the rental property with funds provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

A family that receives a housing voucher can select a unit with a rent that is below or above the payment standard. The voucher program uses a payment standard (approximately equal to the fair market rents published by HUD) that reflects the cost of housing and utilities in Plymouth. The payment standard is used to determine the maximum subsidy that a family may receive. A family with a housing choice voucher must pay at least 30 percent of its monthly adjusted gross income for rent and utilities. If the unit rent is greater than the payment standard, the family is required to pay the additional amount. Whenever a family moves to a new unit in which the rent exceeds the payment standard, the family may not initially pay more than 40 percent of its adjusted monthly income for rent.

Any type of private rental housing is eligible provided that the unit meets the federal housing quality standards (HQS) and is licensed by the city.

The Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed; therefore, the housing authority is not accepting new applications. Please refer to HousingLink for other housing authorities that may be accepting applications.

Housing Division
Plymouth City Hall | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. Plymouth, MN 55447-1482
P 763-509-5410 | F 763-509-5407 | housing@plymouthmn.gov


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