Affordable Housing In Jackson County
Minnesota

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson County

Eagle Ridge Townhomes

100 Homedale Dr
Jackson, MN
$615-720
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

River Bluff townhomes

300 Hwy 71 S
Jackson, MN
$610-645
3-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Sunrise Estates Aka Jackson Ths

200 Highway 71 S
Jackson, MN
Subsidized

Pinewood Apartments Aka Lakefield Apartments

210 Bush St
Lakefield, MN
Subsidized

Halter Manor 1

612 4th Ave
Round Lake, MN
Subsidized

River Valley Scattered

116 State St
Jackson, MN

Riverine Apartments

105 S Highway
Jackson, MN
Subsidized

Tri - Minn Apartments

701 N Madison St
Minneota, MN
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Jackson County

Housing Authority Programs
Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Jackson County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Jackson Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jackson County, Minnesota

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 232 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson County, Minnesota. Jackson County features 178 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 54 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson County.

Jackson County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 232
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 178
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $50,574 ±$2,147
Median Rent $540 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.96% ± 6.86pp
Total Population 10,211

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 10,211. There are 4,354 households in the county with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 23.52% of households in Jackson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson County

The median gross income for households in Jackson County is $50,574 a year, or $4,215 a month. The median rent for the county is $540 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson County, a household making less than $1,800 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson County.1

Area Median Income In Jackson 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 Jackson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,000

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 Jackson 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 Jackson County HUD Rental Assistance in Jackson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,550 $17,800 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $37,000 $40,000 $42,950 $45,900 $48,850
80% of Median $41,450 $47,400 $53,300 $59,200 $63,950 $68,700 $73,450 $78,150

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 Jackson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $37,000 $40,000 $42,950 $45,900 $48,850
60% of Median $31,080 $35,520 $39,960 $44,400 $48,000 $51,540 $55,080 $58,620

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 Jackson County is $39,960 a year, or $3,330 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,330 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $999 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% $648 $694 $833 $963 $1,074 $1,184
60% $777 $833 $999 $1,155 $1,289 $1,421
Fair Market Rents in Jackson 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
$471 $552 $714 $892 $967

Cities In Jackson County

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City Listings Served By
Lakefield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakefield is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Jackson 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jackson are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Jackson and Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Heron Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Heron Lake is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Alba 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alba is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Alpha 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alpha is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Belmont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belmont is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Christiania 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Christiania is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Delafield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delafield is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Des Moines 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Des Moines is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Enterprise 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Enterprise is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ewington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ewington is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Fish Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fish Lake is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Heron Lakeship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Heron Lakeship is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hunter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hunter is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Kimball 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kimball is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
La Crosse 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Crosse is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Middletown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Minneota 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minneota is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Okabena 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Okabena is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Petersburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Petersburg is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Rost 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rost is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Round Lake 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Round Lake is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Sioux Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sioux Valley is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Weimer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weimer is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
West Heron Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Heron Lake is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Wilder 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilder is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Wisconsin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wisconsin is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.