Affordable Housing In Long Prairie
Todd County, Minnesota

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Long Prairie

Todd 27

985 1st Ave NE
Long Prairie, Minnesota
1-3 BR

Harmony Apartments

410 4th Ave S
Long Prairie, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Reichert Place

20 3rd St N
Long Prairie, Minnesota

Prairie View Manor

601 Central Ave
Long Prairie, Minnesota

Todd Apts

418-422 4th St So
Long Prairie, Minnesota
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Long Prairie, 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 Long Prairie, Minnesota

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Long Prairie Public Housing
Todd County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Long Prairie, Minnesota

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 164 affordable apartments for rent in Long Prairie, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Long Prairie, Minnesota

Long Prairie features 147 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 Long Prairie, Minnesota

There are 17 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Long Prairie.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Long Prairie, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Long Prairie landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Long Prairie.

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

2023 Long Prairie, 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
Long Prairie, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $552 $721 $826 $1,105 $1,110
Long Prairie, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $497 to $607 $649 to $793 $743 to $909 $995 to $1,216 $999 to $1,221

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Long Prairie, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 164
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 147
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.51%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $37,825 ±$3,884
Median Rent $578 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.9% ± 15.85pp
Total Population 3,392

Population and Household Demographics

Long Prairie is a city in Todd County, Minnesota with a population of 3,392. There are 1,349 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 33.51% of households in Long Prairie are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Long Prairie

The median gross income for households in Long Prairie is $37,825 a year, or $3,152 a month. The median rent for the city is $578 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Long Prairie, a household making less than $1,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Long Prairie.

Area Median Income In Long Prairie

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 Long Prairie, the AMI is calculated from all households within Todd County.

In Long Prairie, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,800

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 Long Prairie

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 Long Prairie

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Long Prairie 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 Long Prairie 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 Long Prairie 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