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Affordable Housing In Dodge Center
Dodge County, Minnesota

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dodge Center

Crossroad Townhomes

106 5th St SW
Dodge Center, Minnesota
Income Based
2-3 BR

The Crossroads Aka South Park Manor

128 5th St SW
Dodge Center, Minnesota

Heritage Estates

111 2nd St SW
Dodge Center, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Dodge Center

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Dodge Center Public Housing
Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dodge Center, Minnesota

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 112 affordable apartments for rent in Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Dodge Center, Minnesota

Dodge Center features 112 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 Dodge Center, Minnesota

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dodge Center, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dodge Center landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Dodge Center.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dodge Center, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $914 and $1,118.

2020 Dodge Center, 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 $667 $777 $1,016 $1,416 $1,748
Payment Standard Range $600 to $734 $699 to $855 $914 to $1,118 $1,274 to $1,558 $1,573 to $1,923

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dodge Center, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 112
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 112
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $51,080 ±$10,471
Median Rent $580 ±$73
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.86% ± 14.91pp
Total Population 2,680

Population and Household Demographics

Dodge Center is a city in Dodge County, Minnesota with a population of 2,680. There are 935 households in the city with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 25.99% of households in Dodge Center are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dodge Center

The median gross income for households in Dodge Center is $51,080 a year, or $4,257 a month. The median rent for the city is $580 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dodge Center, a household making less than $1,933 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Dodge Center.

Area Median Income In Dodge Center

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 Dodge Center, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dodge County.

In Dodge Center, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,000

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 Dodge Center

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 Dodge Center

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,450 $40,500 $45,550 $50,600 $54,650 $58,700 $62,750 $66,800
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650