Low Income Apartments In Blue Earth County
Minnesota

Low Income Apartments In Blue Earth County

Sibley Park Apartments

410 Sibley Pkwy
Mankato, MN
$660-1,005
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Cherry Ridge Apartments

101 Glenwood Ave
Mankato, MN
$540-900
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Walnut Towers

105 E Walnut St
Mankato, MN
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Riverfront Courts

115 S Riverfront Dr
Mankato, MN
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Dublin Road Townhomes

306 Dublin Ct
Mankato, MN
$795-1,015
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Mankato Townhomes

348 Bunting Ln
Mankato, MN
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Rosa Place Apartments

510 Timerwolf Dr
Mankato, MN
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Lake Crystal Towers

203 S Main St
Lake Crystal, MN
Subsidized

Eastport

101 Eastport Dr
Mankato, MN
Subsidized

Livinglinks

2050 Haughton Ave
North Mankato, MN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 21 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,305 affordable apartments for rent in Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 724 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 392 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Blue Earth County. There are 581 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Blue Earth County

Housing Authority Programs
Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
City of Mankato Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Other Housing Authorities located in Blue Earth County

Housing Authority Programs
Minnesota Valley Action Council Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

Blue Earth County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,305
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 724
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Total Population 65,125
Housing Units 24,847
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $50,061 ±$1,511
Median Rent $727 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.94% ± 3.78pp

Population and Household Demographics

Blue Earth County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 65,125. There are 24,847 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 35.4% of households in Blue Earth County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blue Earth County

The median gross income for households in Blue Earth County is $50,061 a year, or $4,172 a month. The median rent for the county is $727 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blue Earth County, a household making less than $2,423 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Blue Earth County.1

Area Median Income In Blue Earth 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 Blue Earth County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,500

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 Blue Earth 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 Blue Earth County HUD Rental Assistance in Blue Earth County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,500 $18,850 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,500 $31,400 $35,350 $39,250 $42,400 $45,550 $48,700 $51,850
80% of Median $44,000 $50,250 $56,550 $62,800 $67,850 $72,850 $77,900 $82,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Blue Earth County

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

From 1992 to 2007, 8 low income apartment communities containing 365 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Blue Earth 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 Blue Earth County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $33,000 $37,680 $42,420 $47,100 $50,880 $54,660 $58,440 $62,220

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 Blue Earth County is $42,420 a year, or $3,535 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,535 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,061 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% $688 $736 $884 $1,021 $1,139 $1,257
60% $825 $884 $1,061 $1,225 $1,367 $1,508
Fair Market Rents in Blue Earth 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$634 $715 $924 $1,302 $1,623

Cities In Blue Earth County

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City Listings Served By
Mankato 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mankato are the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority, Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority and Minnesota Valley Action Council.
Good Thunder 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Good Thunder are the Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority, Minnesota Valley Action Council and City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
North Mankato 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Mankato are the North Mankato Housing And Redevelopment Authority, Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority, Minnesota Valley Action Council and City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Eagle Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eagle Lake are the Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority, Minnesota Valley Action Council and City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Lake Crystal 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Crystal are the Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority, Minnesota Valley Action Council and City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Amboy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Amboy are the Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority, Minnesota Valley Action Council and City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Mapleton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mapleton are the Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority, Minnesota Valley Action Council and City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
St Clair 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Clair is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Beauford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beauford is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Butternut Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butternut Valley is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Cambria 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cambria is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Ceresco 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ceresco is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Danville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Danville is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Decoria 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Decoria is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Garden City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garden City is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Garden Cityship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garden Cityship is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Jamestown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jamestown is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Judson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Judson is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Le Ray 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Le Ray is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Lime 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lime is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Lincoln 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincoln is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Lyra 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyra is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
McPherson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McPherson is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Madison Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madison Lake is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Mankatoship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mankatoship is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Mapletonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mapletonship is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Medo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medo is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Minnesota Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minnesota Lake is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Pemberton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pemberton is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Pleasant Mound 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Mound is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Rapidan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rapidan is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
St. Clair 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Clair is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Shelby 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shelby is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Skyline 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Skyline is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
South Bend 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Bend is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Sterling 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sterling is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Vernon Center 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vernon Center is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.
Vernon Centership 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vernon Centership is the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority.