Low-Rent Public Housing

Housing Units

The Faribault Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) manages 49 units of low-rent public housing. The public housing units include single-family homes, duplexes and townhouse-style units, scattered throughout the City of Faribault.

Income Limits

The units are available for rent by very low-income families of 2 or more persons whose household income is less than 50% of the Rice County Area Median Income.
The waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-bedroom Public Housing units is currently accepting applications
Public Housing Family Rental Units
*Current income limits are as follows:
  • 2 People: $55,350
  • 3 People: $62,250
  • 4 People:  $69,150
  • 5 People: $74,700
  • 6 People: $80,750
  • 7 People:  $85,750
  • 8 People:  $91,300

Effective April 02, 2021

Households pay 30% of their adjusted monthly gross income towards rent and utilities at these sites. Tenants are required to recertify their income and expenses on an annual basis in order to verify they are paying the appropriate rent based on their income.  *Preferences may be given to Very Low Income families per HUD guidelines.

Unit Sizes

The unit sizes include 2-, 3-, and 4- bedroom units. Each unit comes with a refrigerator, range and hookups for washing machines and dryers. Some of the larger sites include playgrounds, while other units are in close proximity to parks, schools and churches.


Tenants are allowed to have small pets, including cats and dogs weighing less than 15 pounds.

Required Participation Programs

All adult residents of public housing are required to participate in an economic self-sufficiency program or complete 8 hours of community service each month unless they fall into one of the following exception categories:
  • Age 62 years or older; or
  • Are blind or disabled or primary caretakers or such individuals; or
  • Are enrolled in school or other type of self-sufficiency program; or
  • Are enrolled in training/educational activities or provide child care services to an individual who is participating in a community service program; or
  • Are on MFIP and are not currently sanctioned for non-compliance.
  • Work 30 or more hours per week; or

Application Process

The HRA is currently accepting applications for the 2, 3 and 4-bedroom Public Housing Units.   As part of the application process, tenants are required to complete a criminal background check and rental history.  Applicants that owe money to current or previous landlords, are sex offenders or that have violent or drug-related criminal histories will be denied admission.   To check the status of the Waiting List, contact the City of Faribault Community Development Department at 507-334-0100.