Affordable Housing In Houston County
Minnesota

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Houston County

Spring Grove Manor

129 Maple Dr
Spring Grove, Minnesota
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Tweeten Apartments

150 5th Ave SE
Spring Grove, Minnesota
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Crestview Apartments

308 N 2nd St
La Crescent, Minnesota
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Como Falls Estates

87 Falls St
Hokah, Minnesota

Valley View Manor - - Houston, Mn

200 S Erickson St
Houston, Minnesota
Subsidized

Golden Age Estates Aka Whispering Pines

306 S East St
Caledonia, Minnesota
Subsidized

Loretto Heritage Haven

312 S Decorah St
Caledonia, Minnesota
Subsidized

West Main Townhomes

106 N Gjere Ave
Caledonia, Minnesota
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Houston County, Minnesota

Housing Authority Programs
Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Houston County, Minnesota

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 231 affordable apartments for rent in Houston County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Houston County, Minnesota

Houston County features 207 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 $922 and $1,126.

2023 Houston 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
Houston County, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $685 $799 $1,024 $1,409 $1,744
Houston County, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $617 to $754 $719 to $879 $922 to $1,126 $1,268 to $1,550 $1,570 to $1,918

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Houston County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 231
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 207
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $53,809 ±$1,937
Median Rent $634 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.14% ± 8.54pp
Total Population 18,812

Population and Household Demographics

Houston County is a county in Minnesota with a population of 18,812. There are 7,886 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 19.29% of households in Houston County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Houston County

The median gross income for households in Houston County is $53,809 a year, or $4,484 a month. The median rent for the county is $634 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Houston County, a household making less than $2,113 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Houston County.

Area Median Income In Houston 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 Houston County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,800

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 Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Houston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Houston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,500 $57,700 $64,900 $72,100 $77,900 $83,650 $89,450 $95,200

Cities In Houston County

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City Served By
Black Hammer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black Hammer is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brownsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownsville is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brownsvilleship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownsvilleship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Caledonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caledonia is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Caledoniaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caledoniaship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Crooked Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crooked Creek is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Eitzen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eitzen is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hokah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hokah is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hokahship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hokahship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Houston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Houston is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Houstonship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Houstonship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Jefferson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
La Crescent The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Crescent is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
La Crescentship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Crescentship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mayville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mayville is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Money Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Money Creek is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mound Prairie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mound Prairie is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Sheldon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheldon is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Spring Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Grove is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Spring Groveship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Groveship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Union The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Wilmington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmington is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Winnebago The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winnebago is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Yucatan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yucatan is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.