Mercer County Housing Authority
The Mercer County Housing Authority was established under Section 23-11 of the North Dakota Century Code to provide safe and sanitary accommodations to the elderly, handicapped and low-income families. The Housing Authority is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed to five-year terms by the Mercer County Board of Commissioners.
The Housing Authority mission is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination by the efficient use of public funding to provide rental assistance and to partner with other public, non-profit and private entities in the development of housing and other related services.
The Mercer County Housing Authority operates and administers subsidized housing with funding provided by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development. The Mercer County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that owns 40 units of traditional low income public housing in Beulah and Hazen, and administers 33 vouchers.
Units offered include all sizes from one to three bedrooms. Senior projects have large social/recreational spaces attached for activities. Many areas have programs sponsored by area senior citizen groups such as transportation, nutrition, activities and some nursing services. Some sites have garages available.
Family sites have two and three bedroom units with yards for the enjoyment of children's activities. The sites are within walking distance of schools and swimming pools. All family units have garages/storage areas for vehicles, toys and outdoor yard amenities.