Our mission is to evaluate the housing and redevelopment needs of the Greater Wadena and to enable the appropriate public and/or private solutions.
In order to fulfill its mission, the Wadena Housing and Redevelopment Authority resource team of individuals with their own specialty, work together to help fulfill Wadena housing needs.
The Wadena Housing and Redevelopment Authority (WHRA) was established in 1965 to provide housing services in Wadena. Throughout the 49-year history of the agency, the Wadena Housing Authority has administered local, state, and federal programs under State and Federal guidelines and regulations. The Wadena Housing Authority is designated a high performer under the US Department Housing and Urban Development in the operations of Public Housing.
Whether you are new to the area, or a resident of Wadena, resources are available to you through the Wadena Housing Authority. The WHRA is more then just rental units. The WHRA offers resources and other information for the greater Wadena area on affordable and market rate housing options. The WHRA offers Subsidized Housing at Humphrey Manor, Rental Assistance under the Section 8 Voucher Program, Market Rate Housing at Commercial Apartments for those 55 years of age or older, Housing with Services at Fair Oaks Apartments and Low Interest Fix-Up Loans.
The WHRA Board of Commissioners meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the WHRA Main Office Conference Room with occasional Special Meetings called. The WHRA Board of Commissioners consists of five Commissioners with one position occupied by a member of the Wadena City Council. Tenant Representatives attend monthly Housing Authority Board Meetings and provide direct input regarding building operations. The Executive Director directs all aspects of the WHRA operations and reports directly to the Board of Commissioners.