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Affordable Housing In Alexandria
Douglas County, Minnesota

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alexandria

Cardinal Manor

505 Unumb Street
Alexandria, Minnesota
Income Based-633
1-2 BR

Bethel Manor II

906 Ash St
Alexandria, Minnesota
Elderly Supportive Housing

Asi Alexandria

410 34th Ave E
Alexandria, Minnesota
Disabled Supportive Housing

Maple Ridge Manor

314 Unumb Ct
Alexandria, Minnesota

Bethel Manor I

910 Ash St
Alexandria, Minnesota

Wiltoka Apartments

536 Willow Dr
Alexandria, Minnesota

Sunrise Apartments

1616 7th Ave E
Alexandria, Minnesota

Viking Towers

805 Fillmore St
Alexandria, Minnesota

Lincoln Square

1708 6th Ave E
Alexandria, Minnesota

Douglas County

1715 Cranberry Ln NE
Alexandria, Minnesota

Housing Authorities that serve Alexandria

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Alexandria Public Housing
Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alexandria, Minnesota

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 483 affordable apartments for rent in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Alexandria, Minnesota

Alexandria features 369 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 Alexandria, Minnesota

There are 114 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alexandria.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alexandria, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alexandria landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Alexandria.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alexandria, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $675 and $825.

2021 Alexandria, 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
Alexandria, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $495 $575 $750 $1,013 $1,046
Alexandria, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $446 to $545 $518 to $633 $675 to $825 $912 to $1,114 $941 to $1,151

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Alexandria, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 483
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 369
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.24%
Average Renter Household Size 1.70
Average Household Size 2.03
Median Household Income $40,633 ±$2,828
Median Rent $721 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.56% ± 8.34pp
Total Population 11,614

Population and Household Demographics

Alexandria is a city in Douglas County, Minnesota with a population of 11,614. There are 5,523 households in the city with an average household size of 2.03 persons. 47.24% of households in Alexandria are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alexandria

The median gross income for households in Alexandria is $40,633 a year, or $3,386 a month. The median rent for the city is $721 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alexandria, a household making less than $2,403 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Alexandria.

Area Median Income In Alexandria

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 Alexandria, the AMI is calculated from all households within Douglas County.

In Alexandria, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,100

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 Alexandria

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 Alexandria

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Alexandria AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,850 $19,250 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Alexandria AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,050 $32,050 $36,050 $40,050 $43,300 $46,500 $49,700 $52,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Alexandria AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,900 $51,300 $57,700 $64,100 $69,250 $74,400 $79,500 $84,650