Affordable Housing In Koochiching County
Minnesota

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Koochiching County

West Falls Estates

1641 20th Ave
International Falls, MN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Hampton Court

1382 Keenan Dr
International Falls, MN
$570-630
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Koochiching County Apartments - Littlefork

324 Front St
Littlefork, MN
62+

Koochiching County Apartments - Northome

12244 2nd St
Northome, MN
62+

South Falls Apartments

2103 3rd Ave E
International Falls, MN
Subsidized

Big Falls Sunview Apartments

510 2nd St NW
Big Falls, MN
Subsidized

Falls South Apartments, a Mn Lp

202 22nd St E
International Falls, MN
Subsidized

Woodland Park

1200 Riverside Dr
International Falls, MN

Bois Forte Homes II

5239 Saint Johns Dr
Nett Lake, MN
HCV Welcome

Fairview Horizon

1920 2nd Ave E
International Falls, MN
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Koochiching County

Housing Authority Programs
Koochiching County HRA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Koochiching County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of International Falls Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Koochiching County, Minnesota

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 376 affordable apartments for rent in Koochiching County, Minnesota. Koochiching County features 328 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 48 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Koochiching County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Koochiching County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 376
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 328
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.77%
Average Renter Household Size 1.83
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $42,919 ±$2,720
Median Rent $559 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.86% ± 9.54pp
Total Population 13,054

Population and Household Demographics

Koochiching County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 13,054. There are 5,844 households in the county with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 21.77% of households in Koochiching County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Koochiching County

The median gross income for households in Koochiching County is $42,919 a year, or $3,577 a month. The median rent for the county is $559 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Koochiching County, a household making less than $1,863 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Koochiching County.1

Area Median Income In Koochiching 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 Koochiching County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,900

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 Koochiching 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 Koochiching County HUD Rental Assistance in Koochiching 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 Koochiching County

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

From 2004 to 2004, 1 low income apartment communities containing 20 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Koochiching 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 Koochiching County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
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 Koochiching 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 Koochiching 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 $546 $714 $977 $1,006

Cities In Koochiching County

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City Listings Served By
Littlefork 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Littlefork is the Koochiching County HRA.
International Falls 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve International Falls are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of International Falls and Koochiching County HRA.
Big Falls 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Falls is the Koochiching County HRA.
Nett Lake 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nett Lake is the Koochiching County HRA.
International F 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves International F is the Koochiching County HRA.
East Koochiching UT 0
Mizpah 0
Nett Lake UT 0
Northome 1
Northome UT 0
Northwest Koochiching UT 0
Rainy Lake UT 0
Ranier 0
South Koochiching UT 0