Affordable Housing In Dakota County
Minnesota

55 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dakota County

Spring Creek Townhomes

495 Southbridge Dr
Northfield, MN
$720-880
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Chowen Bend Townhomes

12641 Chowen Bend
Burnsville, MN
$1,120-1,347
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Rosemount Plaza Apartments

2900 145th St W
Rosemount, MN
$955-1,114
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Westview Apartments

4345 220th St W
Farmington, MN
$550-742
1-2 BR

Northern Oaks Townhomes

220 Dresden Ave
Northfield, MN
$745-830
3-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Andrews Pointe Townhomes

2100 E 117th St
Burnsville, MN
$921-1,064
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Farmington Townhomes

700 8th St
Farmington, MN
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Lakeville Pointe Apartments

18010 Kenwood Trail
Lakeville, MN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Prairie View Heights

8121 College Trl
Inver Grove Heights, MN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Leahs Apartments

12721 Greenwood Drive
Burnsville, MN
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Dakota County

Housing Authority Programs
Dakota County Community Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Dakota County

Housing Authority Programs
South St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dakota County, Minnesota

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 55 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,014 affordable apartments for rent in Dakota County, Minnesota. Dakota County features 1,544 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,470 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dakota County.

Dakota County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 55
Total Low Income Apartments 3,014
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,544
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $75,567 ±$820
Median Rent $971 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.28% ± 1.93pp
Total Population 408,456

Population and Household Demographics

Dakota County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 408,456. There are 156,466 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 25.25% of households in Dakota County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dakota County

The median gross income for households in Dakota County is $75,567 a year, or $6,297 a month. The median rent for the county is $971 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dakota County, a household making less than $3,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Dakota County.1

Area Median Income In Dakota 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 Dakota County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,000

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 Dakota 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 Dakota County HUD Rental Assistance in Dakota County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $34,800 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Dakota County

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

From 1987 to 2010, 28 low income apartment communities containing 1,393 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dakota 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 Dakota County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
60% of Median $42,000 $48,000 $54,000 $60,000 $64,800 $69,600 $74,400 $79,200

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 Dakota County is $54,000 a year, or $4,500 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,500 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,350 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% $875 $938 $1,125 $1,300 $1,450 $1,600
60% $1,050 $1,125 $1,350 $1,560 $1,740 $1,920
Fair Market Rents in Dakota 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
$820 $971 $1,214 $1,722 $2,025

Cities In Dakota County

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City Listings Served By
Burnsville 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Burnsville are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
West St Paul 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West St Paul are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mendota Heights 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mendota Heights are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Apple Valley 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Apple Valley are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hastings 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hastings are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lakeville 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakeville are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Rosemount 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rosemount are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
South St Paul 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South St Paul are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
South Saint Paul 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Saint Paul are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Farmington 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Farmington are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
South St. Paul 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South St. Paul are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Eagan 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eagan are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Inver Grove Heights 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Inver Grove Heights are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Inver Grove Height 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Inver Grove Height are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Inver Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Inver Grove are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
West St. Paul 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West St. Paul are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Castle Rock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Castle Rock are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Coates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Coates are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Douglas 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Douglas are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Empire 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Empire are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Eureka 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eureka are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Greenvale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Greenvale are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hampton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hampton are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hamptonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hamptonship are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lilydale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lilydale are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Marshan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marshan are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mendota 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mendota are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Miesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Miesville are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
New Trier 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Trier are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Nininger 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nininger are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Randolph 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Randolph are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Randolphship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Randolphship are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ravenna 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ravenna are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Sciota 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sciota are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Sunfish Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunfish Lake are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Vermillion 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vermillion are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Vermillionship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vermillionship are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Waterford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waterford are the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
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