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Affordable Housing In Elbow Lake
Becker County, Minnesota

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Elbow Lake

Grant Co Hra

1014 1st St NE
Elbow Lake, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Elbow Lake

Housing Authority Programs
Becker County Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Elbow Lake, Minnesota

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Elbow Lake, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Elbow Lake, Minnesota

Elbow Lake features 80 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 Elbow Lake, Minnesota

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Elbow Lake, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Elbow Lake landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Elbow Lake.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Elbow Lake, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $680 and $832.

2020 Elbow Lake, 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 $498 $618 $756 $1,009 $1,261
Payment Standard Range $448 to $548 $556 to $680 $680 to $832 $908 to $1,110 $1,135 to $1,387

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Elbow Lake, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $715 ±$383
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50% ± 77.54pp
Total Population 113

Population and Household Demographics

Elbow Lake is a city in Becker County, Minnesota with a population of 113. There are 52 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 42.31% of households in Elbow Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Elbow Lake

The median gross income for households in Elbow Lake is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $715 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Elbow Lake, a household making less than $2,383 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50% of households who rent are overburdened in Elbow Lake.

Area Median Income In Elbow Lake

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 Elbow Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Becker County.

In Elbow Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,900

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 Elbow Lake

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 Elbow Lake

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
80% of Median $40,700 $46,500 $52,300 $58,100 $62,750 $67,400 $72,050 $76,700