Affordable Housing In Becker County
Minnesota

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Becker County

Pelican River

1260 Loring Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN
$665-740
1-2 BR

Bottineau Ridge Apartments

11800 80th Ave N
Maple Grove, MN
HCV Welcome

Biimaadiiziiwiin

40548 Hwy 34
Ogema, MN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Apex Townhomes

1412 Apex Court
Detroit Lakes, MN
HCV Welcome

Lakes Homes and Prog. Develp. Inc

920 Summit Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lamplighter Manor

1425 Madison Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Subsidized

Park Manor Estates

1035 Roosevelt Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Subsidized

Silver Birch Apartments

303 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Subsidized

Graystone Annex

101 Graystone Plz
Detroit Lakes, MN
HCV Welcome

Richwood Heights

200 Heights Ridge Ln
Detroit Lakes, MN
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Becker County

Housing Authority Programs
Becker County Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Becker County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Detroit Lakes Minnesota Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Becker County, Minnesota

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 812 affordable apartments for rent in Becker County, Minnesota. Becker County features 468 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 344 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Becker County.

Becker County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 812
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 468
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $52,038 ±$1,729
Median Rent $671 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.88% ± 4.72pp
Total Population 33,138

Population and Household Demographics

Becker County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 33,138. There are 13,562 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 20.86% of households in Becker County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Becker County

The median gross income for households in Becker County is $52,038 a year, or $4,337 a month. The median rent for the county is $671 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Becker County, a household making less than $2,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Becker County.1

Area Median Income In Becker 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 Becker County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,500

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 Becker 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 Becker County HUD Rental Assistance in Becker County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
80% of Median $40,550 $46,350 $52,150 $57,900 $62,550 $67,200 $71,800 $76,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Becker 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 2007, 9 low income apartment communities containing 204 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Becker 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 Becker County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
60% of Median $30,420 $34,800 $39,120 $43,440 $46,920 $50,400 $53,880 $57,360

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 Becker County is $39,120 a year, or $3,260 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,260 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $978 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% $634 $679 $815 $941 $1,050 $1,159
60% $761 $815 $978 $1,130 $1,260 $1,391
Fair Market Rents in Becker 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
$498 $618 $756 $1,009 $1,261

Cities In Becker County

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City Listings Served By
Detroit Lakes 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Detroit Lakes are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Detroit Lakes Minnesota and Becker County Economic Development Authority.
Audubon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Audubon is the Becker County Economic Development Authority.
Lake Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Park is the Becker County Economic Development Authority.
Frazee 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frazee is the Becker County Economic Development Authority.
White Earth 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Earth is the Becker County Economic Development Authority.
Ogema 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ogema is the Becker County Economic Development Authority.
Elbow Lake 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elbow Lake is the Becker County Economic Development Authority.
Atlanta 0
Audubonship 0
Burlington 0
Callaway 1
Callawayship 0
Carsonville 0
Cormorant 0
Cuba 0
Detroit 0
Eagle View 0
Erie 0
Evergreen 0
Forest 0
Green Valley 0
Hamden 0
Height of Land 0
Holmesville 0
Lake Eunice 0
Lake Parkship 0
Lake View 0
Maple Grove 1
Osage 0
Osageship 0
Pine Point 0
Pine Pointship 0
Riceville 0
Richwood 0
Round Lake 0
Runeberg 0
Savannah 0
Shell Lake 0
Silver Leaf 0
Spring Creek 0
Spruce Grove 0
Sugar Bush 0
Toad Lake 0
Two Inlets 0
Walworth 0
White Earthship 0
Wolf Lake 0
Wolf Lakeship 0