List closed since 2010; eligible families encouraged to apply online

Starting next month, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) will accept applications from families for two-bedroom public housing. This is the first time in seven years the two-bedroom waitlist has been open, and we look forward to the opportunity to house new eligible families.

The two-bedroom waitlist will have an initial opening from 8 a.m. Thursday, June 1 through midnight on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The waitlist will subsequently open on the third Wednesday of each month beginning June 21.

MPHA’s family waitlist applications are online. Interested families should visit for detailed information, and to apply when the waitlist is open. Application information is available in Spanish and Somali. Upon request, MPHA offers free language assistance and application help for those with a qualified disability.

Two-bedroom applicants must meet public housing income criteria, and have at least two family members including one dependent. Applicants during the initial opening period who meet the eligibility criteria will be placed on the waitlist according to preference points, without regard to time of submission.

MPHA also announces that the three-bedroom family waitlist will close after a final opening on Wednesday, May 17. This list has reached capacity.  Waitlists for four- and five-bedroom units are presently open and will remain so.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Communications Manager Jeff Horwich at