The application process
We have a VERY short waiting list for 2 bedroom units. Qualifying applicants include, but are not limited to: a person with a medical need (like therapy or exercise equipment) in the 2nd bedroom, a person with a live in aide (aide’s income is not counted towards household income!!) or any 2 persons with a familial relationship
Moving into your new home is only a few simple steps away! If you have any questions about the application process along the way, please contact us.
Step one: Eligibility
The Housing Authority provides affordable housing for persons who are:
Step two: Application
An eligible household may complete and return an application to the Housing Authority office. You may receive and complete an application one of the following ways:
All applications must be signed and returned to the office with:
Step three: Waiting list
A police record background check is completed on every adult household member to determine eligibility. Applications from eligible households will be placed on the waiting list as of the date and time the completed application is received. The length of the waiting list varies building-by-building. The Housing Authority will determine the number of bedrooms for which the household is eligible. Applicants will be notified by mail of the estimated length of the wait for the building(s) they’ve selected. Applicants are responsible for notifying the Housing Authority of any changes in mailing address or family composition during the wait.
Step four: Interview
Applicants will be notified by mail to contact the Housing Authority to schedule an interview when their name nears the top of the list. During the interview, all information needed to determine rent and eligibility will be discussed. Applicant will be asked about income, assets, medical expenses, childcare expenses and rental references. Come to the interview prepared; bring any of the following information that applies:
Step five: Viewing the apartment. The Housing Authority will show a vacant apartment to applicants at the time of the interview.
River Falls Housing Authority professionally manages the properties with excellent administrative and maintenance staff. Contact our office today for more information on your new home.
Monday through Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm.