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Affordable Housing In Finland
Lake County, Minnesota

Guide To Affordable Housing in Finland, Minnesota

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Finland, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Finland, Minnesota

Finland 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 Finland, Minnesota

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Finland, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Finland, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $691 and $845.

2020 Finland, 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 $506 $589 $768 $1,078 $1,082
Payment Standard Range $455 to $557 $530 to $648 $691 to $845 $970 to $1,186 $974 to $1,190

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Finland, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 3.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 1.96
Median Household Income $43,750 ±$11,182
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 0% ± 600pp
Total Population 165

Population and Household Demographics

Finland is a city in Lake County, Minnesota with a population of 165. There are 84 households in the city with an average household size of 1.96 persons. 3.57% of households in Finland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Finland

The median gross income for households in Finland is $43,750 a year, or $3,646 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Finland, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 0% of households who rent are overburdened in Finland.

Area Median Income In Finland

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

In Finland, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,900

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 Finland

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 Finland

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,550 $17,750 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
80% of Median $41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050