Affordable Housing In Anoka County
Minnesota

57 Low Income Apartment Communities In Anoka County

Royce Place

1515 44th Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN
55+
Supportive Housing

Crest View Lutheran Home

4444 Reservoir Blvd NE
Columbia Heights, MN
Elderly Supportive Housing
Supportive Housing

Crest View on 42nd

900 42nd Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN
55+
Supportive Housing

Galway Place

11200 Osage St NW
Coon Rapids, MN
Subsidized

Columbia Heights Housing

840 41st Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN
HCV Welcome

St Francis Apartments

23559 Degardner Cir NW
Saint Francis, MN

Northgate Woods

1530 123rd Ln NE
Blaine, MN
Subsidized

Turtle Ridge Townhomes

2650 230th Ct NW
Saint Francis, MN
HCV Welcome

Ramsey Townhomes

5350 Sunwood Dr NW
Anoka, MN
HCV Welcome

Redwood Square

9787 Redwood St NW
Coon Rapids, MN
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Anoka County

Housing Authority Programs
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Anoka County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Columbia Heights Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Anoka County, Minnesota

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 57 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,812 affordable apartments for rent in Anoka County, Minnesota. Anoka County features 1,329 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,232 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Anoka County.

Anoka County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 57
Total Low Income Apartments 2,812
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,329
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $70,873 ±$867
Median Rent $971 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.02% ± 2.01pp
Total Population 338,764

Population and Household Demographics

Anoka County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 338,764. There are 124,477 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 20.05% of households in Anoka County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Anoka County

The median gross income for households in Anoka County is $70,873 a year, or $5,906 a month. The median rent for the county is $971 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Anoka County, a household making less than $3,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Anoka County.1

Area Median Income In Anoka County

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.

In Anoka County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,000

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 Anoka County

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 Anoka County HUD Rental Assistance in Anoka County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $34,800 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Anoka County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2010, 25 low income apartment communities containing 1,129 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Anoka County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Anoka County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
60% of Median $42,000 $48,000 $54,000 $60,000 $64,800 $69,600 $74,400 $79,200

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Anoka County is $54,000 a year, or $4,500 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,500 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,350 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $875 $938 $1,125 $1,300 $1,450 $1,600
60% $1,050 $1,125 $1,350 $1,560 $1,740 $1,920
Fair Market Rents in Anoka County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$820 $971 $1,214 $1,722 $2,025

Cities In Anoka County

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City Listings Served By
Coon Rapids 20 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coon Rapids is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ramsey 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ramsey is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Circle Pines 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Circle Pines is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Fridley 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fridley is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Blaine 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blaine is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Francis 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Francis is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Anoka 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Anoka is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Columbia Heights 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Columbia Heights are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Columbia Heights and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Saint Francis 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saint Francis is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Spring Lake Park 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Lake Park is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St Francis 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Francis is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Andover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Andover is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Bethel 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethel is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Centerville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Centerville is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Columbus 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbus is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
East Bethel 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Bethel is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ham Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ham Lake is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hilltop 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hilltop is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lexington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lexington is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lino Lakes 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lino Lakes is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Linwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Linwood is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Martin Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Martin Lake is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Nowthen 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nowthen is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Oak Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Grove is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.