Programs and Applications

The Moorhead Public Housing Agency (PHA) provides and manages housing programs for persons of low to moderate income in the City of Moorhead. Some housing units are operated by the PHA. The Bridges program provides housing subsidies to eligible individuals and households to assist with rent payments in apartments throughout the community. MPHA does not operate HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 program. These programs have a waiting list.


Effective Monday October 2nd, 2023 at 3:00CST, the Moorhead Public Housing Agency will stop accepting applications for its Low Income Public Housing Program (River View Heights and Sharp View Apartments). The PHA will not accept applications for any unit size for these locations received after October 2nd, 2023. All applications received prior to October 2nd, 2023 will be processed according to the PHA’s approved policies. The PHA will announce in advance when the waiting list will reopen to new applications. 

  • River View Heights and Sharp View Apartments: 1 & 2 bedroom units through the HUD Public Housing Program.
  • Maple Court Townhomes: 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.
  • Moorhead Affordable Housing LLC: Applications are currently closed for our scattered site three bedroom units. These include duplexes and single family homes within the City of Moorhead.

These programs and services have a waiting list.


History and Authority

PHA was established June 26, 1986. The authorities and responsibilities are contained and described in:

PHA, like the City of Moorhead, is an independent corporation and political subdivision created under the laws of Minnesota.

Governance & Executive Director

Commissioners of the Public Housing Agency Board are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The City Manager recommends the appointment, removal, or suspension of the Executive Director with the concurrence of the City Council and the PHA Board of Commissioners. The Executive Director and staff members are employed directly by the PHA and are not City employees.

The PHA Board of Commissioners is tasked with supervising PHA programs, staff, and the federal and state revenues which fund the operation. The City’s tax levy does not fund the PHA operation.

Information about the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) for public housing program.

Contact Information

By phone 218.299.5458

By Email


800 Second Avenue North
Moorhead, MN 56560

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