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Affordable Housing In Dawson
Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dawson

Riverside Manor

1059 Pine St
Dawson, Minnesota
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Dawson, Minnesota

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Dawson, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Dawson, Minnesota

Dawson features 24 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 Dawson, Minnesota

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dawson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dawson, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dawson landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dawson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dawson, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Dawson, 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
Fair Market Rent $484 $557 $734 $941 $1,047
Payment Standard Range $436 to $532 $501 to $613 $661 to $807 $847 to $1,035 $942 to $1,152

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dawson, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.44%
Average Renter Household Size 1.92
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $38,750 ±$3,737
Median Rent $525 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.05% ± 9.36pp
Total Population 1,518

Population and Household Demographics

Dawson is a city in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota with a population of 1,518. There are 659 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 29.44% of households in Dawson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dawson

The median gross income for households in Dawson is $38,750 a year, or $3,229 a month. The median rent for the city is $525 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dawson, a household making less than $1,750 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Dawson.

Area Median Income In Dawson

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 Dawson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lac qui Parle County.

In Dawson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,100

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 Dawson

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 Dawson

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
80% of Median $40,700 $46,500 $52,300 $58,100 $62,750 $67,400 $72,050 $76,700