Affordable Housing In Hennepin County
Minnesota

312 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hennepin County

Balsam Hill Apartments and Townhomes

2020 Commerce Blvd
Mound, MN
Income Based
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Park Haven Apartments

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

Elevate at Soutwest Station

12900 Technology Dr
Eden Prairie, MN
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Green on 4th

2949 4th St SE
Minneapolis, MN
Income Based
Studio-2 BR

Lake Street Station

2220 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
$986-1,110
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Broadway Flats

2505 Penn Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Boardwalk Senior Apartments

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

Kimberly Meadows

17301 County Road 6
Plymouth, MN
$1,043-1,461
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Hillcrest Apartments

400 Sunnyridge Ln
Loretto, MN
$760-795
1-2 BR
Subsidized

River Run Apartments

1434 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 312 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 28,282 affordable apartments for rent in Hennepin County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 15,789 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Hennepin County, HUD housing programs support 8,007 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 10,814 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Hennepin County

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)

Other Housing Authorities located in Hennepin County

Housing Authority Programs
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mound Public Housing
Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority Public Housing
St. Louis Park Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hennepin County, Minnesota

Hennepin County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 312
Total Low Income Apartments 28,282
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 15,789
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

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 $100,000

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 $21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $34,800 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
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, 117 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.

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 $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
60% of Median $42,000 $48,000 $54,000 $60,000 $64,800 $69,600 $74,400 $79,200

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 $54,000 a year, or $4,500 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,500 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,350 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% $875 $938 $1,125 $1,300 $1,450 $1,600
60% $1,050 $1,125 $1,350 $1,560 $1,740 $1,920
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 192 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Minneapolis are the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Bloomington 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bloomington are the Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Minnetonka 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Minnetonka are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Eden Prairie 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eden Prairie are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
New Hope 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Hope are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Rockford 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockford are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Edina 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edina are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Golden Valley 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Golden Valley are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hopkins 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hopkins are the Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Maple Grove 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maple Grove are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Louis Park 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Louis Park are the St. Louis Park Housing Authority , Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Excelsior 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Excelsior are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Richfield 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Richfield are the Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brooklyn Center 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brooklyn Center are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Champlin 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Champlin are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Plymouth 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plymouth are the Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brooklyn Park 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brooklyn Park are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Robbinsdale 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Robbinsdale are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Wayzata 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wayzata are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Rogers 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rogers are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Crystal 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crystal are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mound 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mound are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mound , Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Anthony 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Anthony are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Maple Plain 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maple Plain are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Loretto 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Loretto are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Osseo 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Osseo are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Corcoran 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Corcoran are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Dayton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dayton are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Deephaven 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Deephaven are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Fort Snelling UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Snelling UT are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Greenfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Greenfield are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Greenwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Greenwood are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hanover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hanover are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hassan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hassan are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Independence 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Independence are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Long Lake 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Long Lake are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Medicine Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Medicine Lake are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Medina 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Medina are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Minnetonka Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Minnetonka Beach are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Minnetrista 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Minnetrista are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Orono 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Orono are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Bonifacius 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Bonifacius are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Shorewood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shorewood are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Spring Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring Park are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Tonka Bay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tonka Bay are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Woodland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodland are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Saint Louis Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Saint Louis Park are the St. Louis Park Housing Authority , Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St Louis Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St Louis Park are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.