The city of Mankato administers the federally funded Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program for the city of Mankato and Blue Earth County. Program participants receive a voucher that can be used to rent a unit in the private rental market. Program participants pay about 30 percent of their income toward their rent and utilities. Before assistance is paid, the unit is inspected to ensure it is safe, decent and sanitary. Housing currently serves 500 families and individuals on the Housing Choice Voucher program. To apply for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, applications will be accepted online April 18 to May 2. For an appointment to apply, contact staff at 311 or (507) 387-8600.