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, MN
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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

Other Housing Authorities located in Elbow Lake

Housing Authority Programs
Grant County Housing and Redevelopment 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. Elbow Lake features 80 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Elbow Lake.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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.1

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 $69,500

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 Elbow Lake 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 $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
80% of Median $40,550 $46,350 $52,150 $57,900 $62,550 $67,200 $71,800 $76,450

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 Elbow Lake

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
60% of Median $30,420 $34,800 $39,120 $43,440 $46,920 $50,400 $53,880 $57,360

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 Elbow Lake is $39,120 a year, or $3,260 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,260 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $978 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% $634 $679 $815 $941 $1,050 $1,159
60% $761 $815 $978 $1,130 $1,260 $1,391
Fair Market Rents in Elbow Lake

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
$498 $618 $756 $1,009 $1,261