Affordable Housing In Mahnomen County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mahnomen County

Park Terrace Apartments

521 5th St NW
Mahnomen, MN
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Valley View Commons

412 2nd St SW
Mahnomen, MN
Income Based
1-2 BR

Star Apartments

403 5th St NE
Mahnomen, MN
HCV Welcome

Park Terrace

415 5th St NW
Mahnomen, MN
HCV Welcome

Mahnomen Ranch

2425 230th Ave
Mahnomen, MN
HCV Welcome

Bejou Senior Citizens Housng

426 Roosevelt Ave
Bejou, MN

White Earth Homes II

2235 College Rd
Mahnomen, MN
HCV Welcome
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Mahnomen County, Minnesota

According to federal housing data and research, there are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 161 affordable apartments for rent in Mahnomen County, Minnesota. Mahnomen County features 50 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 111 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mahnomen County.

Mahnomen County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 161
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.64%
Average Renter Household Size 3.03
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $41,118 ±$1,682
Median Rent $518 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.96% ± 6.13pp
Total Population 5,496

Population and Household Demographics

Mahnomen County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 5,496. There are 2,001 households in the county with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 26.64% of households in Mahnomen County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mahnomen County

The median gross income for households in Mahnomen County is $41,118 a year, or $3,427 a month. The median rent for the county is $518 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mahnomen County, a household making less than $1,727 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Mahnomen County.1

Area Median Income In Mahnomen 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 Mahnomen County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,500

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 Mahnomen 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 Mahnomen County HUD Rental Assistance in Mahnomen 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 Mahnomen 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 Mahnomen 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 Mahnomen 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
$611 $624 $716 $892 $970

Cities In Mahnomen County

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City Listings Served By
Waubun 0
Bejou 1
Beaulieu 0
Beaulieuship 0
Bejouship 0
Chief 0
Clover 0
Gregory 0
Heier 0
Island Lake 0
La Garde 0
Lake Grove 0
Little Elbow 0
Mahnomen 6
Marsh Creek 0
Midway 0
Naytahwaush 0
Oakland 0
Pembina 0
Pine Bend 0
Popple Grove 0
Riverland 0
Rosedale 0
The Ranch 0
Twin Lakes 0
Twin Lakesship 0
West Roy Lake 0