St. Paul PHA Public Housing Waiting Lists Opening: 3, 4 and 5 Bedroom Scattered Site Homes and Duplexes

The St. Paul Public Housing Agency (St. Paul PHA) will begin accepting online applications for scattered site homes and duplexes with 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms beginning on April 21, 2022 at 8:00 AM (CDT) and continuing until June 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM (CDT).  Please click here to read the full notice for additional information.

To apply, please visit  This link will not be active until we begin accepting applications. 

All applications received between 8:00 AM (CDT) on April 21, 2022 through 11:59 PM (CDT) on April 27, 2022 will be randomly sorted, so there is no advantage to applying on the first day.  Applications received after April 27, 2022 will be sorted by the date and time received.  Application status updates will not be available until May 6, 2022 or later due to the completion of the lottery/random sorting. 

Applications are accepted online only.  Applications are not available at the PHA offices.  Fax or e-mail requests will not be accepted.  The PHA will not provide telephone assistance to complete an application.  Applicants may use any computer, tablet or smart-phone with internet access to apply, including free computers at public libraries.  Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation can submit a written request to the PHA’s Rental Office.  If you have questions, please refer to our list of Frequently Asked Questions available here.


  1. 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 more information.
    • 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.
  2. You must report any changes of address and/or household size or status in writing.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).