The Section 8 Housing Program helps senior citizens, disabled individuals, families and single individuals pay their rent in a privately-owned rental unit. The Section 8 Program is administered by Metro HRA in St. Paul and is funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Hopkins currently has 350 households receiving rent subsidies through the Section 8 Housing Program.
Currently, the Section 8 Program is not accepting applications. Once the list is reopened, applications will be available and accepted at the Metro HRA offices is St Paul. The Metro HRA information line is 651-602-1428. The City of Hopkins does not distribute or accept Section 8 applications.
To be eligible for the program, total household income must fall within the guidelines established by HUD. A qualified household may rent any type of unit suitable for their family size and type. Any type of rental unit can be rented; however, it must meet the Section 8 standards and pass an inspection.