Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Benton County, MN

Discover affordable housing in Benton County where there are 14+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Catherine Square Apartments

111 4th Ave S, Foley, Minnesota 56329

Foley Square Apartments

153 4th Ave S, Foley, Minnesota 56329

Gilmanor Apartments

10475 Golden Spike Rd , Gilman, Minnesota 56333

Russell Arms Apartments

315 Division St, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379

Dewey Place

455 Dewey St, Foley, Minnesota 56329

North Meadows

1207 & 1215 2nd Ave North, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379

Shepherd Oak West Good Shepherd Luth Hm

220 13th St N, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379

Shepherd Oak Apartments

310 13th St N, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379

Good Shepherd Homes

1211 4th Ave N, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379

Pine Street Apartments

280 Pine St, Foley, Minnesota 56329

Benton Heights Townhomes and Russell Arms Apartments

1200 1st Ave N, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379

Park Ave Apartments

1307 2nd Ave N, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379

Northwood of Sauk Rapids

1401 2nd Ave N, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379

Falconshire Apartments

150 Main St, Foley, Minnesota 56329

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Benton County, Minnesota
$13.03 (+147%) more than Minnesota minimum wage and $14.63 (+202%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Benton County, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Benton County, Minnesota.

Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Benton County.

How many renters live in Benton County, Minnesota?

The County of Benton County has 41,300 people living in 16,312 households.

There are 10,654 renters living in 5,470 renter households in this County. Renters make up 25.8 percent of the population living in Benton County.

What is the rental market like in Benton County, Minnesota?

There are an estimated 17,318 housing units in the Benton County area. Of these, 5,728 units are rental homes, making up 33 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Benton County, Minnesota, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Benton County?

The rental vacancy rate in Benton County is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Benton County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Benton County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
498 1,499 2,290 714 289
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Benton County

A large number of apartments in Benton County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Benton County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 31 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 15 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Benton County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $877 to $1,820. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $877
One BR $906
Two BR $1,155
Three BR $1,531
Four BR $1,820
2024 Fair Market Rents in Benton County, Minnesota

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Benton County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 402 81 percent
One BR 1,078 72 percent
Two BR 1,660 72 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Benton County, Minnesota

How many affordable rental units are in Benton County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Benton County, Minnesota including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 285
Public Housing 131
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 201
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 87
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 65
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Benton County, Minnesota

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Benton County, Minnesota

Benton County features 326 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 Benton County, Minnesota

There are 189 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Benton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Benton County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Benton County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Benton County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Benton County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,040 and $1,271.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.