Affordable Housing In Kandiyohi County
Minnesota


Waiting List Openings In Kandiyohi County

Waiting ListStatus
Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kandiyohi County

Dana Heights Apartments

1500 15th St SE
Willmar, MN
Subsidized

Park Avenue Apartments

1401 19th Ave SE
Willmar, MN
HCV Welcome

Lakeview Apartments

300 7th St NW
Willmar, MN

Waters Edge Apartments

420 30th St NW
Willmar, MN
HCV Welcome

Cedar Pointe Apartments

515 Lakeland Dr SE
Willmar, MN
HCV Welcome

Lake Place II

1421 Lake Ave NW
Willmar, MN
HCV Welcome

There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 907 affordable apartments for rent in Kandiyohi County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 564 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Kandiyohi County, HUD housing programs support 163 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 343 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Kandiyohi County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Kandiyohi County

Housing Authority Programs
Willmar Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

Kandiyohi County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 907
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 564
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Total Population 42,444
Housing Units 16,701
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $52,632 ±$1,266
Median Rent $666 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.09% ± 5.61pp

Population and Household Demographics

Kandiyohi County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 42,444. There are 16,701 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 27.4% of households in Kandiyohi County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kandiyohi County

The median gross income for households in Kandiyohi County is $52,632 a year, or $4,386 a month. The median rent for the county is $666 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kandiyohi County, a household making less than $2,220 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Kandiyohi County.1

Area Median Income In Kandiyohi 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 Kandiyohi County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,600

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 Kandiyohi 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 Kandiyohi County HUD Rental Assistance in Kandiyohi County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
80% of Median $40,550 $46,350 $52,150 $57,900 $62,550 $67,200 $71,800 $76,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kandiyohi County

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

From 1987 to 1998, 7 low income apartment communities containing 277 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kandiyohi 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 Kandiyohi County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $30,420 $34,800 $39,120 $43,440 $46,920 $50,400 $53,880 $57,360

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 Kandiyohi County is $39,120 a year, or $3,260 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,260 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $978 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% $634 $679 $815 $941 $1,050 $1,159
60% $761 $815 $978 $1,130 $1,260 $1,391
Fair Market Rents in Kandiyohi 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$551 $575 $737 $1,066 $1,237

Cities In Kandiyohi County

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City Listings Served By
Willmar 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Willmar are the Willmar Housing and Redevelopment Authority and Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Spicer 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spicer is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
New London 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New London is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake Lillian 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Lillian is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Kandiyohi 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kandiyohi is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Raymond 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raymond is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Pennock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pennock is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Arctander 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arctander is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Atwater 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atwater is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Blomkest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blomkest is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Burbank 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burbank is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Colfax 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colfax is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Dovre 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dovre is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
East Lake Lillian 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Lake Lillian is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Edwards 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edwards is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Fahlun 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fahlun is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Gennessee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gennessee is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Green Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Lake is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Harrison 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrison is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Holland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holland is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Irving 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Irving is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Kandiyohiship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kandiyohiship is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake Andrew 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Andrew is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake Elizabeth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Elizabeth is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake Lillianship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Lillianship is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mamre 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mamre is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
New Londonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Londonship is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Norway Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norway Lake is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Prinsburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prinsburg is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Regal 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Regal is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Roseland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roseland is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Roseville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roseville is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Johns 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Johns is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Sunburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunburg is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Whitefield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitefield is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Willmarship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willmarship is the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.