Affordable Housing In Benton County
Minnesota

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Benton County

Gilmanor Apartments

10475 Golden Spike Rd
Gilman, Minnesota
$420-500
1-2 BR

Dewey Place

455 Dewey St
Foley, Minnesota
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

North Meadows

1207 & 1215 2nd Ave North
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Foley Square Apartments

153 4th Ave S
Foley, Minnesota
$435-480
1-2 BR
Accessible
55+
Accessible

Catherine Square Apartments

111 4th Ave S
Foley, Minnesota
$465-695
1-3 BR

Russell Arms Apartments

315 Division St
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Pine Street Apartments

280 Pine St
Foley, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Shepherd Oak West Good Shepherd Luth Hm

220 13th St N
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Good Shepherd Homes

1211 4th Ave N
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Shepherd Oak Apartments

310 13th St N
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Benton County, Minnesota

Housing Authority Programs
St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Benton County, Minnesota

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 515 affordable apartments for rent in Benton County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Benton County, Minnesota

Benton County features 273 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 242 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 $797 and $975.

2022 Benton County, 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
Benton County, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $688 $722 $886 $1,216 $1,429
Benton County, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $619 to $757 $650 to $794 $797 to $975 $1,094 to $1,338 $1,286 to $1,572

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Benton County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 515
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 273
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $52,178 ±$2,429
Median Rent $648 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.47% ± 6.01pp
Total Population 39,221

Population and Household Demographics

Benton County is a county in Minnesota with a population of 39,221. There are 15,632 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 29.74% of households in Benton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Benton County

The median gross income for households in Benton County is $52,178 a year, or $4,348 a month. The median rent for the county is $648 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Benton County, a household making less than $2,160 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Benton County.

Area Median Income In Benton 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 Benton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $88,500

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 Benton 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Benton County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Benton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,550 $21,200 $23,850 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Benton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Benton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,500 $56,550 $63,600 $70,650 $76,350 $82,000 $87,650 $93,300

Cities In Benton County

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City Served By
Alberta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alberta is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Foley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foley is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Gilman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gilman is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Gilmanton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gilmanton is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Glendorado The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glendorado is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Graham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Graham is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Granite Ledge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Granite Ledge is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Langola The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Langola is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mayhew Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mayhew Lake is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Maywood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maywood is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Minden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minden is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Rice The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rice is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ronneby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ronneby is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Royalton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Royalton is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Sauk Rapids The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sauk Rapids is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Sauk Rapidsship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sauk Rapidsship is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. George The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. George is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Watab The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watab is the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.