Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Houston County, MN

Discover affordable housing in Houston County where there are 8+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Tweeten Apartments

150 5th Ave SE, Spring Grove, Minnesota 55974

Spring Grove Manor

129 Maple Dr, Spring Grove, Minnesota 55974

Crestview Apartments

308 N 2nd St, La Crescent, Minnesota 55947

Como Falls Estates

87 Falls St, Hokah, Minnesota 55941

Loretto Heritage Haven

312 S Decorah St, Caledonia, Minnesota 55921

Valley View Manor - - Houston, Mn

200 S Erickson St, Houston, Minnesota 55943

Golden Age Estates Aka Whispering Pines

306 S East St, Caledonia, Minnesota 55921

West Main Townhomes

106 N Gjere Ave, Caledonia, Minnesota 55921

calendar_today Opened: Aug 7
calendar_today Closed: Feb 14,

Reported On January 24th, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Houston County, Minnesota
$12.40 (+140%) more than Minnesota minimum wage and $14.00 (+193%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Houston 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Houston County, Minnesota.

Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Houston County.

How many renters live in Houston County, Minnesota?

The County of Houston County has 18,826 people living in 8,028 households.

There are 2,563 renters living in 1,375 renter households in this County. Renters make up 13.61 percent of the population living in Houston County.

What is the rental market like in Houston County, Minnesota?

There are an estimated 8,725 housing units in the Houston County area. Of these, 1,457 units are rental homes, making up 17 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Houston County, Minnesota, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Houston County?

The rental vacancy rate in Houston County is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Houston County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Houston County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
64 361 495 262 150
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Houston County

A large number of apartments in Houston County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Houston County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 34 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 17 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Houston County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $760 to $1,904. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $760
One BR $866
Two BR $1,122
Three BR $1,515
Four BR $1,904
2024 Fair Market Rents in Houston County, Minnesota

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Houston County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 10 16 percent
One BR 215 60 percent
Two BR 338 68 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Houston County, Minnesota

How many affordable rental units are in Houston County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Houston County, Minnesota including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 149
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 35
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Houston County, Minnesota

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Houston County, Minnesota

Houston County features 184 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 Houston County, Minnesota

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Houston County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Houston County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Houston County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Houston County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Houston County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,010 and $1,234.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.