Swift County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA)

The Swift County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is dedicated to serve the residents of Swift County, by advocating for fair housing, encouraging rehabilitation of existing housing, new housing construction for low to moderate incomes, promoting economic development, creating community development programs, and overall providing decent safe and affordable housing.

Services and Responsibilities:

HRA works with residents of the county to maintain, purchase, or help pay rent for affordable housing, and managing housing assets. Specific duties include:

  •  Oversee County Housing Choice Voucher Program – 86 Vouchers
  •  Maintaining 34 county-owned townhouses.
  •  Rehabilitating houses for reuse.
  •  Co-Funding Demolition of commercial, residential, or dilapidated properties.
  •  Administering Rehabilitation Grants 


Funding for the programs listed come from a variety of federal, state, and local resources.  A majority of the funding comes from federal housing and development grants. This funding facilitates the development and administrative costs for the department. Along with federal funding, the HRA works with local government by applying for local housing levies for funding as well.

If you wish to apply to or use any of these programs, contact us at 320-843-4676


Did you know?

In the last five years -

  • 20 homes were rehabbed in Swift County from 2022 to 2024 
  • 9 houses in Benson have “proceed to work” letter sent out for this summer
  • 3 Rental properties were rehabbed in Benson
  • 3 Commercial properties have been rehabbed in Benson
  • 15 houses are in the pipeline for Kerkhoven and DeGraff

The Swift County HRA office is located in the basement of the Swift County Courthouse in Benson, office hours are 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.