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Affordable Housing In Austin
Mower County, Minnesota

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Austin

Fox Pointe Townhomes

824 23rd Avenue Northwest
Austin, Minnesota
$619-782
2-4 BR

Whittier Place Townhomes

414 4th St SE
Austin, Minnesota
$685-755
2-3 BR

Murphy's Creek Townhomes

504 25th Ave NW
Austin, Minnesota
$745-845
2-3 BR

Bremerton Townhomes

300 27th St SW
Austin, Minnesota
Subsidized

Western Manor Apartments

301 27th St SW
Austin, Minnesota
Subsidized

Twin Towers

200 1st Ave NE
Austin, Minnesota

Pickett Place

808 1st Dr NW
Austin, Minnesota

Scattered Sites

1002 15th Ave NE
Austin, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Austin

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Austin, Minnesota

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 593 affordable apartments for rent in Austin, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Austin, Minnesota

Austin features 493 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 Austin, Minnesota

There are 100 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Austin.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Austin, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Austin, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $709 and $867.

2020 Austin, 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
Fair Market Rent $513 $598 $788 $1,111 $1,142
Payment Standard Range $462 to $564 $538 to $658 $709 to $867 $1,000 to $1,222 $1,028 to $1,256

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Austin, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 593
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 493
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $42,268 ±$3,005
Median Rent $710 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.69% ± 7.3pp
Total Population 24,687

Population and Household Demographics

Austin is a city in Mower County, Minnesota with a population of 24,687. There are 9,745 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 35.66% of households in Austin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Austin

The median gross income for households in Austin is $42,268 a year, or $3,522 a month. The median rent for the city is $710 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Austin, a household making less than $2,367 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Austin.

Area Median Income In Austin

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 Austin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mower County.

In Austin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,700

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 Austin

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 Austin

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,500 $17,700 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,800 $29,500 $33,200 $36,850 $39,800 $42,750 $45,700 $48,650
80% of Median $41,300 $47,200 $53,100 $58,950 $63,700 $68,400 $73,100 $77,850