Affordable Housing In Freeborn County

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Freeborn County

Northbridge Apartments

802 Troy Rd
Albert Lea, MN
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Trailside Apartments and Townhomes

210 E Front St
Albert Lea, MN
Income Based-545
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Senior Court

915 Maplehill Dr
Albert Lea, MN
Elderly Supportive Housing

Albert Lea Senior Housing

608 S Washington Ave
Albert Lea, MN
Elderly Supportive Housing

Trailside Apartments Aka Channel View

204 E Front St
Albert Lea, MN

Pickerel Park

1825 W 9th St
Albert Lea, MN
Accepts Vouchers

Shadey Oakes

800 S 4th Ave
Albert Lea, MN


2325 Margaretha Ave
Albert Lea, MN

Glenville Apartments

321 5th St SE
Glenville, MN

Gray Gables Apartments

1912 Bridge Ave
Albert Lea, MN
Accepts Vouchers

Other Housing Authorities located in Freeborn County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Freeborn County, Minnesota

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 749 affordable apartments for rent in Freeborn County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Freeborn County, Minnesota

Freeborn County features 632 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 Freeborn County, Minnesota

There are 117 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Freeborn County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Freeborn County, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Freeborn County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $663 and $811.

2020 Freeborn County, 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 $480 $560 $737 $931 $1,143
Payment Standard Range $432 to $528 $504 to $616 $663 to $811 $838 to $1,024 $1,029 to $1,257

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Freeborn County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 749
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 632
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $47,105 ±$1,270
Median Rent $598 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.79% ± 5.03pp
Total Population 30,897

Population and Household Demographics

Freeborn County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 30,897. There are 12,993 households in the county with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 23.61% of households in Freeborn County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Freeborn County

The median gross income for households in Freeborn County is $47,105 a year, or $3,925 a month. The median rent for the county is $598 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Freeborn County, a household making less than $1,993 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Freeborn County.1

Area Median Income In Freeborn 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 Freeborn County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,600

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 Freeborn 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 Freeborn County HUD Rental Assistance in Freeborn County

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

Cities In Freeborn County

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City Listings Served By
Albert Lea 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albert Lea is the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Albert Lea.
Clarks Grove 0
Glenville 1
Hollandale 0
Emmons 0
Alden 0
Albert Leaship 0
Aldenship 0
Bancroft 0
Bath 0
Carlston 0
Conger 0
Freeborn 0
Freebornship 0
Freeman 0
Geneva 0
Genevaship 0
Hartland 0
Hartlandship 0
Hayward 1
Haywardship 0
London 0
Manchester 0
Manchestership 0
Mansfield 0
Moscow 0
Myrtle 0
Newry 0
Nunda 0
Oakland 0
Pickerel Lake 0
Riceland 0
Shell Rock 0
Twin Lakes 0