Public Housing Agency



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 owned and operated by PHA, and others are provided in the form of housing subsidies to eligible individuals and households to assist with rent payments in apartments throughout the community.

These programs and services have a waiting list.

Moorhead Girl’s Art Chosen for National Calendar!

Each year, NAHRO’s Housing America campaign holds a poster contest for children about affordable housing. The 2021 Calendar features artwork from Moorhead. If you would like to order a calendar, click here

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

Open Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm