Winona HRA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority has opened their Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher wait list. It will remain open until they have 350 applicants on the list.

Apply by completing the 3 forms at their website:

Income Limits

1 person household - $24,440
2 person household - $27,900
3 person household - $31,400
4 person household - $34,850
5 person household - $37,650
6 person household - $40,450
7 person household - $43,250


  • Veteran Preference. A person or the spouse of a person honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. Does not include a person enlisted and accepted for active duty for a period of six months or less. The preference is not awarded if the veteran is not a current member of the household, except that a spouse of a deceased veteran shall be eligible. APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF A DD214 FORM TO VERIFY.
  • Singles Preference. Single persons who are elderly (62 or older), disabled, or displaced shall be given preference over other single persons. APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, DRIVER’S LICENSE, STATE PHOTO ID, OR PASSPORT TO VERIFY.
  • Near-Elderly Preference. Preference will be given to elderly and disabled families at the Schaffner Homes and Valley View Tower. If there are no elderly or disabled families on the list preference will be given to near-elderly families (head, spouse, or co-head is at least 50 years of age and below the age of 62). APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, DRIVER’S LICENSE, STATE PHOTO ID, OR PASSPORT TO VERIFY.
  • Working Preference. Head of household, spouse, or co-head is employed at least 20 hours per week. If the family’s head of household and spouse or sole member is 62 or older or disabled, the working preference will be awarded. APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE CURRENT PAY STUB OR DOCUMENTATION FROM EMPLOYER TO VERIFY.
  • Residency Preference. Head of household, spouse or co-head lives in the County of Winona or works in or has been notified that they have been hired to work in the County of Winona. APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE CURRENT DRIVER’S LICENSE, CURRENT UTILITY BILL IN APPLICANT’S NAME, OR CURRENT LEASE TO VERIFY RESIDENCY. APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION FROM LOCAL EMPLOYER TO VERIFY NEW HIRE.