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About the Virginia Housing & Redevelopment Authority

The Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Virginia, MN (VHRA) was organized in 1949. The organization is overseen by five commissioners with the day to day operations carried out by a staff of twenty employees. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor of Virginia and serve five year terms.

Since its inception, the VHRA has developed two hundred seventy-four units of public housing for families, elderly and disabled households. The VHRA owns and manages these units providing housing to over one thousand four hundred people. These units are instrumental in providing affordable housing to members of the community.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (aka Section 8) is delivered by the VHRA in all of Northern St. Louis County. Approved participants can use a voucher to help pay a portion of their rent payment while renting from a private landlord.

In addition to the Public Housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Programs, the VHRA owns and operates the Laurentian Manor, 80 units of senior housing located on Bailey’s Lake and Alpine Village, 24 units of student housing located adjacent to Mesabi Community College. The VHRA provides apartment management services at the Washington Manor, a 63 unit elderly complex owned by the City of Virginia.

The VHRA also partners with local service agencies, the City of Virginia and the Virginia Economic Development Authority to offer programs to revitalize housing within the City. These programs often involve acquisition and rehabilitation of existing units, acquisition and demolition or working with homeowners and landlords to fix up their properties.

 

VHRA COMMISSION MEMBERS

Our commission members are appointed for a term of 5 years, to view a list of members click the link below.  

Commission Members

 

2015-2020 FIVE YEAR/ANNUAL PLAN

The Virginia HRA 2015-2020 Five Year/Annual Plan can be reviewed by selecting the link below or in person at the Virginia HRA Administrative Office during regular business hours.  Questions on the agency plan should be directed to Dana Hiltunen, Executive Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by calling 218-741-2610.

2015-2020 Annual Plan

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Laurentian Manor

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The Laurentian Manor is an apartment community for those 55 and over that you will be proud to call home.

Washington Manor

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The Wasington Manor is an apartment community for those 55 and over that you will be proud to call home. 

Columbia - Rouchleau

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The Virginia Housing & Redevelopment Authority offers affordable Housing for families and individuals that meet the income guidelines Set by the Federal Government. Apartment rent and utilities are base on 30% of total household income.

Pine Mill Court

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The Virginia Housing & Redevelopment Authority offers affordable Housing for families and individuals that meet the income guidelines Set by the Federal Government. Apartment rent and utilities are base on 30% of total household income.

Section 8 Housing

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Virginia, MN will help pay your rent if your income is below the income limit. Eligible families select their own rental units, and pay between 30-40% of their adjusted monthly income towards rent and utilities. The HRA pays the balance of the rent.