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Affordable Housing In Erskine
Polk County, Minnesota

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Erskine

Erskine Community Homes

401 1st Ave S
Erskine, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Erskine

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Erskine, Minnesota

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 56 affordable apartments for rent in Erskine, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Erskine, Minnesota

Erskine features 0 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 Erskine, Minnesota

There are 56 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Erskine.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Erskine, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Erskine, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $749 and $915.

2020 Erskine, 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 $570 $650 $832 $1,200 $1,461
Payment Standard Range $513 to $627 $585 to $715 $749 to $915 $1,080 to $1,320 $1,315 to $1,607

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Erskine, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 56
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.01
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $35,268 ±$8,866
Median Rent $512 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.88% ± 19.92pp
Total Population 511

Population and Household Demographics

Erskine is a city in Polk County, Minnesota with a population of 511. There are 221 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 37.1% of households in Erskine are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Erskine

The median gross income for households in Erskine is $35,268 a year, or $2,939 a month. The median rent for the city is $512 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Erskine, a household making less than $1,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Erskine.

Area Median Income In Erskine

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 Erskine, the AMI is calculated from all households within Polk County.

In Erskine, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,200

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 Erskine

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 Erskine

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,550 $21,200 $23,850 $26,500 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,950 $35,400 $39,800 $44,200 $47,750 $51,300 $54,850 $58,350
80% of Median $49,500 $56,600 $63,650 $70,700 $76,400 $82,050 $87,700 $93,350