Family Public Housing

For families, finding affordable housing can be a daunting task—a task made more difficult in times of transition. Fortunately, our Family Public Housing program is available for times such as these. Program participants normally pay no more than 30% of their monthly adjusted income for rent and utilities. And getting into a quality home is easier than you might expect.

Step 1: Apply
Take a look at the FAQ, “Do I Qualify For Housing Assistance?” If you meet the requirements, your first step is to fill out an Application form, which is available for downloading on our home page, or you can phone 218-529-6300 and asked that the application be mailed to you.  Once completed and signed, it can be returned to us in person, by fax, or by mail:

P.O. Box 16900
222 East Second St
Duluth, MN 55816-0900
Fax: 218-529-6344
Phone: 218-529-6300

Step 2: Move
When appropriate housing for your needs becomes available, final verification of your eligibility will be made. You’ll be shown up to three housing options. Once you’ve made your selection, you will sign a lease that can be terminated by you with a 30-day notice.

Step 3: Enjoy
Our goal is to lend a helping hand to people as they work to provide for their needs and those of their families. In addition to a comfortable home, we provide referrals to financial counseling, home-buying seminars and savings programs that help move families closer to owning homes of their own.

That wasn’t so hard, was it?
If you qualify for Family Public Housing, our goal is to make the entire process as simple as possible. We believe that everyone has the right to a comfortable and happy living environment, and we’ll work hard to make that a reality for you. Our dedicated staff will answer any questions you have and will help you through every step of the process.

So, are you ready for a new lease on living?
It all begins with one phone call.


Section 8 Rental assistance

The Family Public Housing program provides single-family, duplex, and row house style rental housing throughout the city.

  • 222 E. Second Street
    P.O. Box 16900
    Duluth, MN 55816
    Phone #: 218-529-6300

    To place a call to a Minnesota Relay User, dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.