Affordable Housing In Hennepin County
Minnesota

Affordable Housing programs support 14,177 income based apartments in Hennepin County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 13,117 affordable apartments in Hennepin County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Hennepin County, Minnesota

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Hennepin County. Go to the Minnesota Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Hennepin County.

Briarhill Apartments

7025 Woodland Drive
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Holmes Greenway Housing

114 5th Street S.E.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
$794-1,295
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible

Balsam Hill Apartments and Townhomes

2020 Commerce Blvd
Mound, Minnesota
Income Based
Studio-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Elevate at Soutwest Station

12900 Technology Drive
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Affordable

Green on 4th

2949 4th Street Southeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
Affordable

Lake Street Station

2220 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota
$986-1,110
1-2 BR
55+
Affordable

Oak Park Village

7267 1/2 Oak Park Village Drive
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Elliot Park Apartments

727 East 14th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Broadway Flats

2505 Penn Ave N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Affordable

Boardwalk Senior Apartments

150 Central Ave S
Wayzata, Minnesota
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Hennepin County

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Affordable Housing In Bloomington, MN Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Bloomington.
Affordable Housing In Brooklyn Center, MN Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Brooklyn Center.
Affordable Housing In Brooklyn Park, MN Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Brooklyn Park.
Affordable Housing In Champlin, MN Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Champlin.
Affordable Housing In Crystal, MN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Crystal.
Affordable Housing In Dayton, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Dayton.
Affordable Housing In Eden Prairie, MN Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Eden Prairie.
Affordable Housing In Edina, MN Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Edina.
Affordable Housing In Excelsior, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Excelsior.
Affordable Housing In Fort Snelling UT, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Fort Snelling UT.
Affordable Housing In Golden Valley, MN Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Golden Valley.
Affordable Housing In Hopkins, MN Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Hopkins.
Affordable Housing In Long Lake, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Long Lake.
Affordable Housing In Loretto, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Loretto.
Affordable Housing In Maple Grove, MN Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Maple Grove.
Affordable Housing In Maple Plain, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Maple Plain.
Affordable Housing In Medina, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Medina.
Affordable Housing In Minneapolis, MN Affordable Housing programs support 235 apartment communities in Minneapolis.
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Affordable Housing In Minnetrista, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Minnetrista.
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Affordable Housing In New Hope, MN Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in New Hope.
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Affordable Housing In Robbinsdale, MN Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Robbinsdale.
Affordable Housing In Rockford, MN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Rockford.
Affordable Housing In Rogers, MN Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Rogers.
Affordable Housing In St. Anthony, MN Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in St. Anthony.
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Hennepin County, Minnesota

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Mental Health Resources Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Hennepin County.

Hennepin County, Minnesota Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Hennepin County, Minnesota

Hennepin County features 14,177 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 Hennepin County, Minnesota

There are 13,117 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hennepin County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hennepin County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hennepin County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hennepin County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hennepin County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,269 and $1,551.

2023 Hennepin 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
Hennepin County, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $1,007 $1,149 $1,410 $1,916 $2,209
Hennepin County, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $906 to $1,108 $1,034 to $1,264 $1,269 to $1,551 $1,724 to $2,108 $1,988 to $2,430

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hennepin County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 363
Total Low Income Apartments 29,534
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 14,177
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $65,834 ±$616
Median Rent $951 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.27% ± 0.96pp
Total Population 1,197,776

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.

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 $118,200

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Hennepin County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hennepin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,650 $28,200 $31,700 $35,200 $38,050 $40,850 $43,650 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hennepin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,100 $46,950 $52,800 $58,650 $63,350 $68,050 $72,750 $77,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hennepin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050