Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA)

Fiscal Year 2023

Department Overview

The Owatonna HRA mission is to create sustainable affordable housing communities and partnerships that encourage self-reliance, growth, and optimistic futures.

The HRA General Fund has a two programs as follows:

HRA Housing Assistance Fund has one program, so the fund and program details are one and the same.


• Added numerous new participating landlords to our assistance programs.

• Added the new Mainstream voucher program to the HRA, we’ve increased assistance to 24 new households from 5 households in 2021.

• The HRA assistance waitlist has decreased to 130-150 clients from over 200 last year.

• Along with MN Prairie Alliance, the HRA Board voted to begin an application for a housing trust fund from the state of Minnesota.

• Continued quarterly ZERO INCOME reports

• Attended HUD’s Family Self Sufficiency class

• Revised and updated HRA website

• HRA fully administers 3 counties for the Bridges state grant program


• Continue to seek and promote new assistance programs which would allow our clients qualify for assistance based on their specific financial circumstances

• Continue to reach local providers and businesses to assist the HRA with additional housing opportunities for our clients

• Promote new homeownership programs with HUD’s assistance

• Continue to promote self-sufficiency and financial independence to our clients

• Encouraging rental assistance in areas that have better quality housing in Owatonna and the surrounding towns.

• Transfer all HRA files from paper to electronic

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Staffing Analysis