Affordable Housing In Lake Benton
Lincoln County, Minnesota

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake Benton

Hole in the Mtn Apartments

103 Parkview Dr
Lake Benton, Minnesota

Benton Valley Manor

111 Morton St S
Lake Benton, Minnesota
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lake Benton, 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 Lake Benton, Minnesota

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Lake Benton Public Housing
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Lincoln County Public Housing
Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake Benton, Minnesota

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 41 affordable apartments for rent in Lake Benton, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Lake Benton, Minnesota

Lake Benton features 41 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 Lake Benton, Minnesota

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake Benton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake Benton, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lake Benton landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lake Benton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lake Benton, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Lake Benton, 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
Lake Benton, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $552 $663 $826 $1,104 $1,202
Lake Benton, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $497 to $607 $597 to $729 $743 to $909 $994 to $1,214 $1,082 to $1,322

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lake Benton, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 41
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 41
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.47%
Average Renter Household Size 1.48
Average Household Size 2.03
Median Household Income $30,500 ±$11,967
Median Rent $496 ±$100
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.22% ± 11.48pp
Total Population 685

Population and Household Demographics

Lake Benton is a city in Lincoln County, Minnesota with a population of 685. There are 338 households in the city with an average household size of 2.03 persons. 30.47% of households in Lake Benton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake Benton

The median gross income for households in Lake Benton is $30,500 a year, or $2,542 a month. The median rent for the city is $496 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake Benton, a household making less than $1,653 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake Benton.

Area Median Income In Lake Benton

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Lake Benton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lincoln County.

In Lake Benton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,700

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 Lake Benton

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 Lake Benton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lake Benton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,500 $20,000 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lake Benton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,200 $33,350 $37,500 $41,650 $45,000 $48,350 $51,650 $55,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lake Benton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,700 $53,350 $60,000 $66,650 $72,000 $77,350 $82,650 $88,000