Public Housing

Dow Towers 22

The Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority provides rental apartments for low-income persons. Dow Towers, a subsidized high-rise located at 22 5th Avenue S, has 76 one-bedroom apartments.

Public Housing Waiting List 

The Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) will be accepting applications online for its Public Housing waiting list beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 until 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019. The online application will be available 24 hours per day.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online between 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, and 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 24. 

Applications will NOT be available in the HRA office or by phone, and fax requests will not be accepted. Applicants may use any computer, tablet or smart-phone with internet access to apply, including free computers at public libraries.

If a disabled applicant requires a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, they must contact the Hopkins HRA by January 18, 2019.

How to Qualify

The Public Housing Program helps very low-income households with subsidized rental units. To qualify, annual gross household income cannot exceed: One Person Household $33,050 or Two Person Household income of $37,750.

How the Waiting List Works

The time and date of receipt of the online application has no bearing on whether an application will be selected for the waiting list. There is no need or advantage to applying immediately after the list opens.  

The HRA will conduct a lottery of all eligible applications for 250 positions on the waiting list for the Public Housing waiting list. The waiting list is open to all eligible households with one to two members.