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Affordable Housing In Douglas County
Minnesota

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In Douglas County

Cardinal Manor

505 Unumb Street
Alexandria, Minnesota
Income Based-633
1-2 BR

Bethel Manor II

906 Ash St
Alexandria, Minnesota
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Asi Alexandria

410 34th Ave E
Alexandria, Minnesota
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Maple Ridge Manor

314 Unumb Ct
Alexandria, Minnesota
Subsidized

Bethel Manor I

910 Ash St
Alexandria, Minnesota
Subsidized

Wiltoka Apartments

536 Willow Dr
Alexandria, Minnesota

Osakis Cmty Manor

480 W Main St
Osakis, Minnesota
Subsidized

Miltona Homes

152 4th Ave
Miltona, Minnesota

Sunrise Apartments

1616 7th Ave E
Alexandria, Minnesota

Runestone Apartments

20 Grand Ave SW
Kensington, Minnesota

Housing Authorities that serve Douglas County

Housing Authority Programs
Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Douglas County, Minnesota

There are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 618 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Douglas County, Minnesota

Douglas County features 466 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 Douglas County, Minnesota

There are 152 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Douglas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Douglas County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Douglas County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Douglas County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Douglas County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $728 and $890.

2020 Douglas 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
Fair Market Rent $527 $614 $809 $1,071 $1,162
Payment Standard Range $474 to $580 $553 to $675 $728 to $890 $964 to $1,178 $1,046 to $1,278

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Douglas County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 618
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 466
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.7%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $54,531 ±$2,085
Median Rent $730 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.53% ± 6.51pp
Total Population 36,620

Population and Household Demographics

Douglas County is a county in Minnesota with a population of 36,620. There are 15,559 households in the county with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 23.7% of households in Douglas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Douglas County

The median gross income for households in Douglas County is $54,531 a year, or $4,544 a month. The median rent for the county is $730 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Douglas County, a household making less than $2,433 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Douglas County.

Area Median Income In Douglas 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 Douglas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,400

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 Douglas 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 Douglas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,700 $19,050 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,800 $31,800 $35,750 $39,700 $42,900 $46,100 $49,250 $52,450
80% of Median $44,450 $50,800 $57,150 $63,500 $68,600 $73,700 $78,750 $83,850

Cities In Douglas County

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City Served By
Alexandria The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alexandria are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Alexandria and Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Alexandriaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alexandriaship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Belle River The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belle River is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brandon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brandon is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brandonship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brandonship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Carlos The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carlos is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Carlosship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carlosship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Evansville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evansville is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Evansvilleship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evansvilleship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Forada The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forada is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Garfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garfield is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Holmes City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holmes City is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hudson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hudson is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ida The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ida is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Kensington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kensington is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
La Grand The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Grand is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake Mary The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Mary is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Leaf Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leaf Valley is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lund The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lund is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Millerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millerville is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Millervilleship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millervilleship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Miltona The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Miltona is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Miltonaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Miltonaship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Moe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moe is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Nelson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nelson is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Orange The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orange is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Osakis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Osakis is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Osakisship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Osakisship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Solem The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Solem is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Spruce Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spruce Hill is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Urness The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Urness is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.