Affordable Housing In Hennepin County
Minnesota

Waiting List Openings In Hennepin County

Multi-County, MN Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MCHRA) will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington County from June 22, 2022 at 9:00 am, until June 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm CT.

How to Apply for the Multi-County, MN Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

353 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hennepin County

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
Subsidized

Elevate at Soutwest Station

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

Green on 4th

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

Lake Street Station

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

Oak Park Village

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

Briarhill Apartments

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

Elliot Park Apartments

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

Broadway Flats

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

Boardwalk Senior Apartments

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hennepin County, Minnesota

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hennepin County, Minnesota

There are 353 low income housing apartment communities offering 28,692 affordable apartments for rent in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Hennepin County, Minnesota

Hennepin County features 14,072 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 12,302 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 $1,196 and $1,462.

2022 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 $932 $1,078 $1,329 $1,841 $2,145
Hennepin County, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $839 to $1,025 $970 to $1,186 $1,196 to $1,462 $1,657 to $2,025 $1,931 to $2,360

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hennepin County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 353
Total Low Income Apartments 28,692
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 14,072
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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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

Cities In Hennepin County

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City Served By
Bloomington 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.
Brooklyn Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brooklyn Center are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brooklyn Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brooklyn Park are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Champlin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Champlin are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Corcoran The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Corcoran are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Crystal The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crystal are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Dayton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dayton are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Deephaven The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Deephaven are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Eden Prairie The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eden Prairie are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Edina The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edina are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Excelsior The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Excelsior are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Fort Snelling UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Snelling UT are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Golden Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Golden Valley are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Greenfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Greenfield are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Greenwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Greenwood are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hanover The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hanover are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hassan The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hassan are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hopkins 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.
Independence The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Independence are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Long Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Long Lake are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Loretto The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Loretto are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Maple Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maple Grove are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Maple Plain The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maple Plain are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Medicine Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Medicine Lake are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Medina The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Medina are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Minneapolis 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.
Minnetonka The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Minnetonka are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Minnetonka Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Minnetonka Beach are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Minnetrista The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Minnetrista are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mound 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.
New Hope The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Hope are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Orono The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Orono are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Osseo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Osseo are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Plymouth 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.
Richfield 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.
Robbinsdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Robbinsdale are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Rockford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockford are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Rogers The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rogers are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Saint Louis Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Saint Louis Park are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Shorewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shorewood are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Spring Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring Park are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St Louis Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St Louis Park are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Anthony The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Anthony are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Bonifacius The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Bonifacius are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Louis Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Louis Park are the Mental Health Resources, Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority and St Louis Park Housing Authority.
Tonka Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tonka Bay are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Wayzata The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wayzata are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Woodland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodland are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.