Affordable Housing In Houston County
Minnesota

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Houston County

Spring Grove Manor

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

Tweeten Apartments

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

Valley View Manor - - Houston, Mn

200 S Erickson St
Houston, MN
Subsidized

Golden Age Estates Aka Whispering Pines

306 S East St
Caledonia, MN
Subsidized

Crestview Apartments

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

Loretto Heritage Haven

312 S Decorah St
Caledonia, MN
Subsidized

West Main Townhomes

106 N Gjere Ave
Caledonia, MN
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Housing Authorities that serve Houston County

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 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 219 affordable apartments for rent in Houston County, Minnesota. Houston County features 195 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 24 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Houston County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Houston County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 219
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 195
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.1

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 $78,600

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 Houston County HUD Rental Assistance in Houston County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,550 $18,900 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,550 $31,450 $35,400 $39,300 $42,450 $45,600 $48,750 $51,900
80% of Median $44,050 $50,350 $56,650 $62,900 $67,950 $73,000 $78,000 $83,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Houston County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1998 to 1998, 1 low income apartment communities containing 23 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Houston 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 Houston County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,550 $31,450 $35,400 $39,300 $42,450 $45,600 $48,750 $51,900
60% of Median $33,060 $37,740 $42,480 $47,160 $50,940 $54,720 $58,500 $62,280

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 Houston County is $42,480 a year, or $3,540 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,540 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,062 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% $689 $738 $885 $1,022 $1,140 $1,258
60% $827 $885 $1,062 $1,226 $1,368 $1,510
Fair Market Rents in Houston 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$540 $629 $829 $1,152 $1,455

Cities In Houston County

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City Listings Served By
Spring Grove 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Grove is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Caledonia 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caledonia is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Houston 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Houston is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hokah 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hokah is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
La Crescent 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Crescent is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Black Hammer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black Hammer is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brownsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownsville is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brownsvilleship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownsvilleship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Caledoniaship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caledoniaship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Crooked Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crooked Creek is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Eitzen 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eitzen is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hokahship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hokahship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Houstonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Houstonship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Jefferson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
La Crescentship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Crescentship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mayville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mayville is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Money Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Money Creek is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mound Prairie 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mound Prairie is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Sheldon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheldon is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Spring Groveship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Groveship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Union 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Wilmington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmington is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Winnebago 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winnebago is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Yucatan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yucatan is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.