Affordable Housing In Dakota County
Minnesota

62 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dakota County

Spring Creek Townhomes

495 Southbridge Dr
Northfield, Minnesota
$720-880
2-4 BR

Chowen Bend Townhomes

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

Rosemount Plaza Apartments

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

Westview Apartments

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

Morrow Apartments

1845 University Avenue
West St Paul, Minnesota
$497-2,055
Studio-3 BR

Northern Oaks Townhomes

220 Dresden Ave
Northfield, Minnesota
$745-830
3-4 BR

Andrews Pointe Townhomes

2100 E 117th St
Burnsville, Minnesota
$921-1,064
2-3 BR

Summerfields Apartments

901 Summerfield Dr
Northfield, Minnesota
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Chancellor Manor

14250 Irving Ave S
Burnsville, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Haralson Apartments

15420 Founders Ln
Apple Valley, Minnesota
$560-655
1 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dakota 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 Dakota County, Minnesota

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dakota County, Minnesota

There are 62 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,827 affordable apartments for rent in Dakota County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Dakota County, Minnesota

Dakota County features 1,545 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 Dakota County, Minnesota

There are 2,230 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dakota County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dakota County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dakota County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Dakota County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dakota County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,196 and $1,462.

2022 Dakota 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
Dakota County, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $932 $1,078 $1,329 $1,841 $2,145
Dakota County, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $839 to $1,025 $970 to $1,186 $1,196 to $1,462 $1,657 to $2,025 $1,931 to $2,360

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dakota County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 62
Total Low Income Apartments 3,827
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,545
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.

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 $118,200

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Dakota 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 Dakota County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,650 $28,200 $31,700 $35,200 $38,050 $40,850 $43,650 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dakota County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,100 $46,950 $52,800 $58,650 $63,350 $68,050 $72,750 $77,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dakota County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050

Cities In Dakota County

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