Cheap Apartments In Hennepin County
Minnesota

Low Income Apartments In Hennepin County

Park Haven Apartments

6917 76th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN
$678-1,145
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Lake Street Station

2220 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
$970-1,110
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Boardwalk Senior Apartments

150 Central Ave S
Wayzata, MN
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Dubliner Apartments

114 12th Ave S
Hopkins, MN
$815
1-2 BR
Market Rate

Parkside Apartments

115 13th Ave S
Hopkins, MN
$800-900
1-2 BR
Accessible
Market Rate

The Maryland

1346 Lasalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
$746-996
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Trailside Apartments

335 17TH Ave N
Hopkins, MN
$800-1,000
1-3 BR
Accessible
Market Rate

Buri Manor

1515 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
$750
Studio BR
Accessible

Briarhill Apartments

7025 Woodland Drive
Eden Prairie, MN
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Stonehouse Square Apartments

215 Broadway Street NE
Minneapolis, MN
$846-1,302
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

There are 296 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 29,529 affordable apartments for rent in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 18,213 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 8,320 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Hennepin County. There are 13,879 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Hennepin County

Housing Authority Programs
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Mental Health Resources Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Other Housing Authorities located in Hennepin County

Housing Authority Programs
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mound Public Housing
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Hopkins Public Housing
St. Louis Park Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Understanding Affordable Housing in Hennepin County, Minnesota

Hennepin County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 296
Total Low Income Apartments 29,529
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 18,213
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Total Population 1,197,776
Housing Units 490,196
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $65,834 ±$616
Median Rent $951 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.27% ± 0.96pp

Population and Household Demographics

Hennepin County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 1,197,776. There are 490,196 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 37.29% of households in Hennepin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hennepin County

The median gross income for households in Hennepin County is $65,834 a year, or $5,486 a month. The median rent for the county is $951 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hennepin County, a household making less than $3,170 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Hennepin County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 0.96 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Hennepin 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 Hennepin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,300

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 Hennepin 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 Hennepin County HUD Rental Assistance in Hennepin County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $30,600 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $33,050 $37,750 $42,450 $47,150 $50,950 $54,700 $58,500 $62,250
80% of Median $50,350 $57,550 $64,750 $71,900 $77,700 $83,450 $89,200 $94,950

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Hennepin County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2012, 126 low income apartment communities containing 8,779 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hennepin County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Hennepin County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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 Hennepin County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $33,050 $37,750 $42,450 $47,150 $50,950 $54,700 $58,500 $62,250
60% of Median $39,660 $45,300 $50,940 $56,580 $61,140 $65,640 $70,200 $74,700

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 Hennepin County is $50,940 a year, or $4,245 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,245 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,274 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% $826 $885 $1,061 $1,226 $1,368 $1,509
60% $992 $1,062 $1,274 $1,472 $1,641 $1,811
Fair Market Rents in Hennepin County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$763 $915 $1,151 $1,636 $1,923

Cities In Hennepin County

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City Listings Served By
Minneapolis 184 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Minneapolis are the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and Mental Health Resources.
Bloomington 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bloomington are the Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority and Mental Health Resources.
Minnetonka 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minnetonka is the Mental Health Resources.
Eden Prairie 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eden Prairie is the Mental Health Resources.
New Hope 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Hope is the Mental Health Resources.
Rockford 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockford is the Mental Health Resources.
Edina 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edina is the Mental Health Resources.
Golden Valley 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Golden Valley is the Mental Health Resources.
Hopkins 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hopkins are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Hopkins and Mental Health Resources.
Maple Grove 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maple Grove is the Mental Health Resources.
St. Louis Park 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Louis Park are the St. Louis Park Housing Authority and Mental Health Resources.
Excelsior 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Excelsior is the Mental Health Resources.
Richfield 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Richfield are the Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority and Mental Health Resources.
Brooklyn Center 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brooklyn Center is the Mental Health Resources.
Champlin 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Champlin is the Mental Health Resources.
Plymouth 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plymouth are the Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority and Mental Health Resources.
Brooklyn Park 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brooklyn Park is the Mental Health Resources.
Robbinsdale 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robbinsdale is the Mental Health Resources.
Wayzata 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wayzata is the Mental Health Resources.
Rogers 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rogers is the Mental Health Resources.
Crystal 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal is the Mental Health Resources.
Mound 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mound are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mound and Mental Health Resources.
St. Anthony 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Anthony is the Mental Health Resources.
Maple Plain 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maple Plain is the Mental Health Resources.
Loretto 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loretto is the Mental Health Resources.
Osseo 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Osseo is the Mental Health Resources.
Corcoran 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Corcoran is the Mental Health Resources.
Dayton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dayton is the Mental Health Resources.
Deephaven 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deephaven is the Mental Health Resources.
Fort Snelling UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Snelling UT is the Mental Health Resources.
Greenfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the Mental Health Resources.
Greenwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwood is the Mental Health Resources.
Hanover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanover is the Mental Health Resources.
Hassan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hassan is the Mental Health Resources.
Independence 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Independence is the Mental Health Resources.
Long Lake 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Long Lake is the Mental Health Resources.
Medicine Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medicine Lake is the Mental Health Resources.
Medina 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medina is the Mental Health Resources.
Minnetonka Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minnetonka Beach is the Mental Health Resources.
Minnetrista 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minnetrista is the Mental Health Resources.
Orono 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orono is the Mental Health Resources.
St. Bonifacius 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Bonifacius is the Mental Health Resources.
Shorewood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shorewood is the Mental Health Resources.
Spring Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Park is the Mental Health Resources.
Tonka Bay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tonka Bay is the Mental Health Resources.
Woodland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodland is the Mental Health Resources.