Affordable Housing In Lincoln County
Minnesota

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lincoln County

Prairieview Apartments

106 N County Rd
Ivanhoe, MN
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Silverwood Apartments

116 Silverwood Avenue
Marble, MN
$596-726
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible

Morning Sun Apartments

300 Highland Ct
Tyler, MN
Subsidized

Hole in the Mtn Apartments

103 Parkview Dr
Lake Benton, MN
Subsidized

Benton Valley Manor

111 Morton St S
Lake Benton, MN

Lincoln Co. Hra

298 Highland Ct
Tyler, MN

New Vistas Apartments

310 State St
Tyler, MN
Subsidized

Westview Apartments

402 W Hobart St
Hendricks, MN
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Housing Authorities that serve Lincoln County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Lincoln County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Lake Benton Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lincoln County, Minnesota

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 158 affordable apartments for rent in Lincoln County, Minnesota. Lincoln County features 146 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 12 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lincoln County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lincoln County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 158
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 146
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.7%
Average Renter Household Size 1.81
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $49,575 ±$3,416
Median Rent $528 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.5% ± 3.94pp
Total Population 5,808

Population and Household Demographics

Lincoln County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 5,808. There are 2,497 households in the county with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 20.7% of households in Lincoln County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lincoln County

The median gross income for households in Lincoln County is $49,575 a year, or $4,131 a month. The median rent for the county is $528 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lincoln County, a household making less than $1,760 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Lincoln County.1

Area Median Income In Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,600

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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County HUD Rental Assistance in Lincoln 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

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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 $542 $714 $890 $967

Cities In Lincoln County

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City Listings Served By
Ivanhoe 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ivanhoe are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Lincoln County and Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Tyler 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tyler are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Lincoln County and Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake Benton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Benton are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Lake Benton, Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Lincoln County and Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hendricks 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hendricks are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Lincoln County and Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Alta Vista 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alta Vista is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Arco 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arco is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ash Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ash Lake is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Diamond Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Diamond Lake is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Drammen 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Drammen is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hansonville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hansonville is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hendricksship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hendricksship is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hope 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hope is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake Bentonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Bentonship is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake Stay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Stay is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Limestone 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limestone is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Marble 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marble is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Marshfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marshfield is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Royal 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Royal is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Shaokatan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shaokatan is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Verdi 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Verdi is the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.