Affordable Housing In Dodge County
Minnesota

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dodge County

Kasson Senior Housing

400 2nd St SW
Kasson, MN
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Midtown Manor Apartments

115 2nd Street NE
Hayfield, MN
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Market Rate
Subsidized

Crossroad Townhomes

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

Kasson Historic Residences

101 3rd Ave NW
Kasson, MN
HCV Welcome

Prairie Villa I Apartments

455 2nd St SE
Blooming Prairie, MN
Subsidized

The Crossroads Aka South Park Manor

128 5th St SW
Dodge Center, MN
Subsidized

Prairie Village Townhomes

332 4th St SE
Blooming Prairie, MN
HCV Welcome

Southridge Townhomes

500 W Veterans Memorial Hwy
Kasson, MN
HCV Welcome

Claremont Manor

100 3rd St
Claremont, MN

Prairie Villa II

440 3rd St SE
Blooming Prairie, MN
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Dodge County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Dodge County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Dodge Center Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dodge County, Minnesota

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 246 affordable apartments for rent in Dodge County, Minnesota. Dodge County features 202 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 44 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dodge County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dodge County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 246
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 202
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.1

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 $93,800

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 Dodge County HUD Rental Assistance in Dodge County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,750 $22,550 $25,350 $28,150 $30,450 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $32,850 $37,550 $42,250 $46,900 $50,700 $54,450 $58,200 $61,950
80% of Median $52,550 $60,050 $67,550 $75,050 $81,100 $87,100 $93,100 $99,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Dodge County

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

From 2000 to 2000, 2 low income apartment communities containing 35 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dodge 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 Dodge County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $32,850 $37,550 $42,250 $46,900 $50,700 $54,450 $58,200 $61,950
60% of Median $39,420 $45,060 $50,700 $56,280 $60,840 $65,340 $69,840 $74,340

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 Dodge County is $50,700 a year, or $4,225 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,225 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,268 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% $821 $880 $1,056 $1,220 $1,361 $1,502
60% $986 $1,056 $1,268 $1,464 $1,634 $1,802
Fair Market Rents in Dodge 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
$667 $777 $1,016 $1,416 $1,748

Cities In Dodge County

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City Listings Served By
Dodge Center 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dodge Center are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Dodge Center and Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Blooming Prairie 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blooming Prairie is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Claremont 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Claremont is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Kasson 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kasson is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hayfield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hayfield is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mantorville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mantorville is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ashland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashland is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Canisteo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canisteo is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Claremontship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Claremontship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Concord 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Concord is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ellington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ellington is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hayfieldship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hayfieldship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mantorvilleship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mantorvilleship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Milton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milton is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ripley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ripley is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Vernon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vernon is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Wasioja 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wasioja is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
West Concord 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Concord is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Westfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westfield is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.