Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lincoln County, MN

Discover affordable housing in Lincoln County where there are 9+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Silverwood Apartments

116 Silverwood Avenue, Marble, Minnesota 55764

Morning Sun Apartments

300 Highland Ct, Tyler, Minnesota 56178

Prairieview Apartments

106 N County Rd, Ivanhoe, Minnesota 56142

Benton Valley Manor

111 Morton St S, Lake Benton, Minnesota 56149

Olsen Apt

201 South Brook Street, Hendricks, Minnesota

Lincoln Co. Hra

298 Highland Ct, Tyler, Minnesota 56113

Westview Apartments

402 W Hobart St, Hendricks, Minnesota 56136

New Vistas Apartments

310 State St, Tyler, Minnesota 56178

Hole in the Mtn Apartments

103 Parkview Dr, Lake Benton, Minnesota 56149

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lincoln County, Minnesota
$8.29 (+94%) more than Minnesota minimum wage and $9.89 (+136%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Lincoln County, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Lincoln County, Minnesota.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Lincoln County, Minnesota.

Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Lincoln County.

How many renters live in Lincoln County, Minnesota?

The County of Lincoln County has 5,630 people living in 2,433 households.

There are 853 renters living in 437 renter households in this County. Renters make up 15.15 percent of the population living in Lincoln County.

What is the rental market like in Lincoln County, Minnesota?

There are an estimated 3,062 housing units in the Lincoln County area. Of these, 509 units are rental homes, making up 17 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lincoln County, Minnesota, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lincoln County?

The rental vacancy rate in Lincoln County is 13 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Lincoln County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lincoln County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 109 180 92 45
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lincoln County

A large number of apartments in Lincoln County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Lincoln County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 29 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 15 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Lincoln County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $613 to $1,309. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $613
One BR $689
Two BR $905
Three BR $1,231
Four BR $1,309
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lincoln County, Minnesota

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lincoln County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
One BR 74 68 percent
Two BR 109 61 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lincoln County, Minnesota

How many affordable rental units are in Lincoln County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Lincoln County, Minnesota including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Public Housing 45
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 16
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 28
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lincoln County, Minnesota

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Lincoln County, Minnesota

Lincoln County features 166 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 Lincoln County, Minnesota

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lincoln County, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lincoln County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $996.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.