The HRA is governed by a five-member board, providing area-wide representation of the county. In addition, the board includes a resident commissioner as a sixth member of the commission who may participate in decisions related to the administration, operation and management of the federal public housing programs and Section 8 tenant-based rental assistance.
The HRA may
Provide a sufficient supply of adequate, safe and sanitary dwellings in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of Rice County's residents
Clear and redevelop blighted areas
Perform those duties according to approved comprehensive plans
Remedy a shortage of housing for low- and moderate-income residents
Redevelop blighted areas, in situations in which private enterprise would not act without government participation or subsidies.
Fourth Thursday of January, April, June and October
Rice County Government Services Building Second floor, Commissioners Room 320 Third Street NW Faribault, MN 55021