Affordable Housing In Aitkin
Aitkin County, Minnesota

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Aitkin

Aitkin Manor Apartments

230 1st Ave NE
Aitkin, Minnesota
Income Based
1-2 BR

Northpoint Townhomes

610 Air Park Dr
Aitkin, Minnesota
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

River Heights Apartments

1000 Minnesota Ave S
Aitkin, Minnesota

Aitkin Hra

215 3rd St SE
Aitkin, Minnesota

Village Apartments

200 2nd Ave SW
Aitkin, Minnesota
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Aitkin, Minnesota

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Aitkin, Minnesota

Housing Authority Programs
Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Aitkin, Minnesota

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 277 affordable apartments for rent in Aitkin, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Aitkin, Minnesota

Aitkin features 217 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Aitkin, Minnesota

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Aitkin.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Aitkin, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Aitkin landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Aitkin.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Aitkin, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $714 and $872.

2022 Aitkin, Minnesota Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Aitkin, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $561 $603 $793 $1,077 $1,078
Aitkin, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $505 to $617 $543 to $663 $714 to $872 $969 to $1,185 $970 to $1,186

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Aitkin, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 277
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 217
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.14%
Average Renter Household Size 1.70
Average Household Size 1.91
Median Household Income $28,281 ±$3,546
Median Rent $603 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.56% ± 10.42pp
Total Population 2,279

Population and Household Demographics

Aitkin is a city in Aitkin County, Minnesota with a population of 2,279. There are 1,077 households in the city with an average household size of 1.91 persons. 50.14% of households in Aitkin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Aitkin

The median gross income for households in Aitkin is $28,281 a year, or $2,357 a month. The median rent for the city is $603 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Aitkin, a household making less than $2,010 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Aitkin.

Area Median Income In Aitkin

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Aitkin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Aitkin County.

In Aitkin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Aitkin

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Aitkin

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Aitkin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,500 $20,000 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Aitkin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,200 $33,350 $37,500 $41,650 $45,000 $48,350 $51,650 $55,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Aitkin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,700 $53,350 $60,000 $66,650 $72,000 $77,350 $82,650 $88,000