St. Paul Public Housing Agency
W. Andrew Boss Building
555 Wabasha Street North
Suite 400
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
(651) 298-5664

Equal Housing Opportunity

Public Housing Waiting List

How to Apply

Effective September 15, 2008 the PHA is accepting requests for applications for its Public Housing Program for all bedroom sizes. The waiting list will remain open until further notice.

Is Fraud Worth It?

This informative brochure from HUD explains what to expect if you commit fraud to obtain housing. Click here to view the brochure; click here for a Spanish version.

To Receive an Application

Please select ONE of the following options:

  • Call 651-298-4444 to leave your name and full address. An application will be mailed to you; or
  • E-mail your name and full address to: An application will be mailed to you; or
  • Come to the PHA Rental Office, 555 North Wabasha Street, Suite #300, St. Paul. MN 55102, to pick up an application; or
  • Click here to download the application form.
  • Hearing impaired applicants may call Minnesota Relay at 711.

When You Receive Your Application

  1. Answer all questions on the application and attached forms.
  2. Answer all questions completely and accurately.
  3. Have all household members age 18 and older sign and date the application.
  4. Mail or bring the forms to:
    St. Paul PHA Rental Office
    555 North Wabasha Street, #300
    St. Paul, MN 55102
  5. Incomplete or unsigned forms cannot be placed on the waiting list.

While You Wait

  1. Your name will be entered onto the public housing waiting list.
  2. You will receive a letter telling you approximately how long you must wait for an eligibility interview.* Waiting time is determined by: the date and time of the application; the bedroom size required for the household; and eligibility for local admission preferences. The PHA does not have any emergency housing. All of the PHA’s public housing units are occupied.
    • Families in Ramsey County who have no housing options and are seeking emergency overnight shelter should call Coordinated Access to Housing and Shelter (CAHS) at 651-215-2262. The staff at CAHS will assess whether the family is eligible for emergency shelter or supportive housing in one of the project-based voucher programs and make a referral if possible. Click here for their brochure.
    • Single adults who are experiencing homelessness and are seeking emergency shelter can call the Dorothy Day Center, 651-647-2350 or go to 183 Old 6th Street in St. Paul.
    • Youth (18 and older) who are experiencing homelessness and are seeking emergency shelter can call Safe Zone, 651-224-9644 or go to the Safe Zone Drop In Center at 308 Prince Street in Lowertown.
  3. You must report any changes of address and/or household size or status in writing.
  4. You can check your status on the waiting list after you have received the letter informing you of waiting list placement. To do this you must call: 651-298-5158, select the public housing option and follow the phone tree instructions.
  5. The PHA will contact you annually regarding your continued interest in the public housing program. You must respond to this notice or your name will be removed from the waiting list.

*All applicants for the Public Housing Program must complete a thorough screening process that includes criminal and housing history background checks.

How to Find the PHA

Click here for a map of downtown St. Paul.

Click here for a link to Metro Transit (bus routes).

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