Dodge County, Minnesota Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 261 income based apartments in Dodge County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 44 affordable apartments in Dodge County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Dodge County, Minnesota

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Dodge County. Go to the Minnesota Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Dodge County.

Kasson Senior Housing

400 2nd St SW
Kasson, Minnesota
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Midtown Manor Apartments

115 2nd Street NE
Hayfield, Minnesota
Income Based
1 BR
Accessible
Market Rate
Rent Assisted
62+
Elderly Supportive Housing

Crossroad Townhomes

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

Kasson Historic Residences

101 3rd Avenue Northwest
Kasson, Minnesota
Affordable

Claremont Manor

100 3rd St
Claremont, Minnesota
Affordable

Prairie Villa I Apartments

455 2nd St SE
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
Rent Assisted

Greenfield Manor

700 Veterans Mem Hwy
Kasson, Minnesota

Greenfield Village Apartments

600 Veterans Mem Hwy
Kasson, Minnesota

The Crossroads Aka South Park Manor

128 5th St SW
Dodge Center, Minnesota
Rent Assisted

Prairie Village Townhomes

332 4th St SE
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Dodge County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Dodge County

City Apartments
Kasson, MN Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Kasson.
Blooming Prairie, MN Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Blooming Prairie.
Dodge Center, MN Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Dodge Center.
Claremont, MN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Claremont.
Hayfield, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Hayfield.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Dodge 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Dodge County.

Dodge County, Minnesota Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Dodge County, Minnesota

Dodge County features 261 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 County, Minnesota

There are 44 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dodge County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dodge County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dodge County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dodge County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dodge County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,102 and $1,346.

2023 Dodge 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
Dodge County, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $847 $985 $1,224 $1,740 $2,085
Dodge County, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $762 to $932 $887 to $1,084 $1,102 to $1,346 $1,566 to $1,914 $1,877 to $2,294

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dodge County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 323
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 261
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $68,116 ±$2,915
Median Rent $635 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.21% ± 6.7pp
Total Population 20,290

Population and Household Demographics

Dodge County is a county in Minnesota with a population of 20,290. There are 7,556 households in the county with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 17.14% of households in Dodge County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dodge County

The median gross income for households in Dodge County is $68,116 a year, or $5,676 a month. The median rent for the county is $635 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dodge County, a household making less than $2,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Dodge County.

Area Median Income In Dodge 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 Dodge County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $112,900

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 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 Dodge County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dodge County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,450 $36,150 $38,850 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dodge County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,050 $44,600 $50,200 $55,750 $60,250 $64,700 $69,150 $73,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dodge County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,450 $71,400 $80,300 $89,200 $96,350 $103,500 $110,650 $117,750