Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

The Rental Assistance program is funded and regulated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Rental Assistance applicants are responsible for finding their own qualified unit. The property owner and/or landlord will establish the lease, enforce its provisions and collect the clients' agreed-upon share of the rent. The FHRA pays the landlord a subsidy for the difference between the market rent price and the amount of rent paid by the tenant. The tenant's rent is based on household income and is approximately 30% of household's gross adjusted income. The property owner and/or landlord is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. Properties eligible for Rental Assistance must be located within the FHRA's jurisdiction (Cass County/Clay County).

Once a client is accepted into the program and has been issued a Voucher, the client will have 60 days to find a qualifying unit. Their current housing may be acceptable.

Please read the information (PDF) thoroughly before submitting your application!

Your application will need to include:

  • Copy of original social security cards for all household members
  • Copy of picture I.D. for all household members 18 years of age or older
  • Copy of birth certificate is required for children.
  • Copy of papers from INS showing legal immigration status.
  • Signatures of all household members 18 years of age or older.

Applicant Responsibilities

After you have completed an application and have been placed on the waiting list, it is your responsibility to notify the office if:

  • Your mailing address changes; or
  • Your family size changes; or
  • You no longer wish to be on the Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority waiting list.

NOTE: If FHRA correspondence is returned because of an incorrect address, your application will be removed from our waiting list and you will need to reapply.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

Please be advised that FHRA's order of preference, regardless of date and time of application is:

  • Head of Household is near elderly, 50 years of age or older
  • Head of Household has custody of minor children that reside in household (minor children under 18 years)
  • Household member is eligible for U.S. Veteran status
  • Head of Household is disabled. (physically, mentally, or emotionally)
  • Victims of domestic violence - Locally
  • Those displaced as a result of a local natural or manmade disaster
  • AmeriCorps Vista members serving a term service in the Fargo area
  • Persons moving into the Graver Inn
  • Persons moving into Sisters Path Treatment Center
  • Persons who reside in Cass or Clay County at the time of application

Waiting List

At determined times, applicants are notified as to whether they wish to remain on the waiting list. It is important that the instructions in the letter be followed.

Apply Now

To apply for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, please download the application (PDF). When the application appears on the screen, print it out and fill it in completely. Please be sure to answer every question. When you have completed the application, bring in or mail the application to:

Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority
325 Broadway
PO Box 430
Fargo, ND 58107