Affordable Housing In Crookston
Polk County, Minnesota

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Crookston

Greentree Square

1120 Barrette St
Crookston, MN
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Nimens Espegard Apartments

1700 Widman Ln
Crookston, MN
1-2 BR

Agassiz Townhomes

1601 N Broadway
Crookston, MN
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Broadway Apartments - - ( Crookston )

1500 N Broadway
Crookston, MN

Northwestern Apartments

100 Gretchen Ln
Crookston, MN
Elderly Supportive Housing

Oak Court

110 Sargent St
Crookston, MN

Crookston Townhomes

205 Johnson Pl
Crookston, MN
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Crookston

Housing Authority Programs
Crookston Housing And EDA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Crookston, Minnesota

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 340 affordable apartments for rent in Crookston, Minnesota. Crookston features 302 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 38 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Crookston.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Crookston, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 340
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 302
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.5%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $50,615 ±$3,868
Median Rent $573 ±$89
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.09% ± 10.42pp
Total Population 7,847

Population and Household Demographics

Crookston is a City in Polk County, Minnesota with a population of 7,847. There are 3,071 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 36.5% of households in Crookston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Crookston

The median gross income for households in Crookston is $50,615 a year, or $4,218 a month. The median rent for the city is $573 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Crookston, a household making less than $1,910 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Crookston.1

Area Median Income In Crookston

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 Crookston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Polk County.

In Crookston, 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 Crookston

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 Crookston HUD Rental Assistance in Crookston

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,200 $19,650 $22,100 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
80% of Median $45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,500 $70,750 $76,000 $81,250 $86,500
Fair Market Rents in Crookston

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
$570 $650 $832 $1,200 $1,461