Affordable Housing In Hennepin County
Minnesota

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There are 299 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 28,966 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.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hennepin County is the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Hennepin County

Image of Buri Manor
1515 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Buri Manor is a 38 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St. bedroom apartments for rent in Minneapolis. Rents at Buri Manor are 750.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Minneapolis.
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Image of Briarhill Apartments
7025 Woodland Drive
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Briarhill Apartments is a 126 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Eden Prairie.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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Image of Stonehouse Square Apartments
215 Broadway Street NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Stonehouse Square Apartments is a 52 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Minneapolis. Rents at Stonehouse Square Apartments are $846-1,302.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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Image of East Village
1423 11th Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
East Village is a 180 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Minneapolis. Rents at East Village are $800-950.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Minneapolis.
Image of Audubon Crossing
951 Lowry Ave NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Audubon Crossing is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Minneapolis. Rents at Audubon Crossing are $722-1,000.

Housing Authorities that serve Hennepin County

The Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Other Housing Authorities located in Hennepin County

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mound is a Public Housing public housing agency in Mound, Minnesota.

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Hopkins is a Public Housing public housing agency in Hopkins, Minnesota.

The St. Louis Park Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota.

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Bloomington is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Bloomington, Minnesota.

The Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Plymouth, Minnesota.

The Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Richfield, Minnesota.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Hennepin County, Minnesota

Hennepin County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties299
Total Low Income Apartments28,966
Total Rent Assisted Apartments18,213
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters37.29%
Average Renter Household Size2.18
Total Population1,197,776
Housing Units490,196
Average Household Size2.39
Median Household Income$65,834 ±$616
Median Rent$951 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened46.27% ± 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 $90,400

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.

Hennepin County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$19,000$21,700$24,400$27,100$29,300$32,960$37,140$41,320
50%$31,650$36,200$40,700$45,200$48,850$52,450$56,050$59,700
80%$47,600$54,400$61,200$68,000$73,450$78,900$84,350$89,800

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.

Hennepin County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$31,650$36,200$40,700$45,200$48,850$52,450$56,050$59,700
60%$37,980$43,440$48,840$54,240$58,620$62,940$67,260$71,640

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 $48,840 a year, or $4,070 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,070 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,221 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 AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$791$848$1,018$1,176$1,311$1,447
60%$950$1,018$1,221$1,411$1,574$1,736
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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$699$862$1,086$1,538$1,799

Cities In Hennepin County

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CityListingsServed By
Bloomington14The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomington is the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Bloomington.
Brooklyn Center8
Brooklyn Park6
Champlin4
Corcoran0
Crystal2
Dayton0
Deephaven0
Eden Prairie8
Edina5
Excelsior1
Fort Snelling UT0
Golden Valley5
Greenfield0
Greenwood0
Hanover0
Hassan0
Hopkins5The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hopkins is the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Hopkins.
Independence0
Long Lake1
Loretto0
Maple Grove4
Maple Plain1
Medicine Lake0
Medina0
Minneapolis186The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minneapolis is the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.
Minnetonka10
Minnetonka Beach0
Minnetrista1
Mound2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mound is the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mound .
New Hope6
Orono0
Osseo1
Plymouth9The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plymouth is the Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Richfield3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richfield is the Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Robbinsdale6
Rockford1
Rogers3
Saint Louis Park0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saint Louis Park is the St. Louis Park Housing Authority .
Shorewood0
Spring Park0
St Louis Park0
St. Anthony0
St. Bonifacius0
St. Louis Park4The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Louis Park is the St. Louis Park Housing Authority .
Tonka Bay0
Wayzata3
Woodland0