Affordable Housing In Douglas County
Minnesota

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Douglas County

Cardinal Manor

505 Unumb St
Alexandria, MN
Income Based-633
1-2 BR

Lakewood Apartments

204 kenwood Dr
Alexandria, MN
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Bethel Manor II

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

Asi Alexandria

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

Maple Ridge Manor

314 Unumb Ct
Alexandria, MN
Subsidized

Bethel Manor I

910 Ash St
Alexandria, MN
Subsidized

Wiltoka Apartments

536 Willow Dr
Alexandria, MN
HCV Welcome

Osakis Cmty Manor

480 W Main St
Osakis, MN
Subsidized

Miltona Homes

152 4th Ave
Miltona, MN

Sunrise Apartments

1616 7th Ave E
Alexandria, MN
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Douglas County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Douglas County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Alexandria Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Douglas County, Minnesota

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 577 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas County, Minnesota. Douglas County features 425 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 152 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Douglas County.

Douglas County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 577
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 425
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.1

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 $76,300

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 Douglas County 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 $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Douglas County

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

From 1988 to 1999, 5 low income apartment communities containing 118 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Douglas 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 Douglas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
60% of Median $32,100 $36,660 $41,220 $45,780 $49,500 $53,160 $56,820 $60,480

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 Douglas County is $41,220 a year, or $3,435 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,435 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,031 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% $669 $716 $859 $993 $1,108 $1,222
60% $803 $860 $1,031 $1,191 $1,329 $1,466
Fair Market Rents in Douglas 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
$527 $614 $809 $1,071 $1,162

Cities In Douglas County

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City Listings Served By
Alexandria 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alexandria are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Alexandria and Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Osakis 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Osakis is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Evansville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evansville is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Carlos 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carlos is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Miltona 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Miltona is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Kensington 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kensington is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Alexandriaship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alexandriaship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Belle River 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belle River is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brandon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brandon is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brandonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brandonship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Carlosship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carlosship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Evansvilleship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evansvilleship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Forada 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forada is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Garfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garfield is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Holmes City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holmes City is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hudson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hudson is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ida 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ida is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
La Grand 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Grand is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake Mary 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Mary is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Leaf Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leaf Valley is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lund 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lund is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Millerville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millerville is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Millervilleship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millervilleship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Miltonaship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Miltonaship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Moe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moe is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Nelson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nelson is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Orange 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orange is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Osakisship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Osakisship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Solem 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Solem is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Spruce Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spruce Hill is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Urness 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Urness is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.