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Affordable Housing In Mcintosh
Polk County, Minnesota

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mcintosh

Mcintosh Housing 1

120 5th St NE
Mcintosh, Minnesota

Mcintosh Housing 2

300 Cottage Ave NE
Mcintosh, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Mcintosh

Housing Authority Programs
Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mcintosh, Minnesota

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 17 affordable apartments for rent in Mcintosh, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Mcintosh, Minnesota

Mcintosh features 9 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 Mcintosh, Minnesota

There are 8 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mcintosh.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mcintosh, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mcintosh landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Mcintosh.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mcintosh, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $749 and $915.

2020 Mcintosh, 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
Fair Market Rent $570 $650 $832 $1,200 $1,461
Payment Standard Range $513 to $627 $585 to $715 $749 to $915 $1,080 to $1,320 $1,315 to $1,607

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mcintosh, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 17
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 9
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.93%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 2.09
Median Household Income $29,737 ±$6,551
Median Rent $627 ±$82
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.5% ± 12.55pp
Total Population 537

Population and Household Demographics

Mcintosh is a city in Polk County, Minnesota with a population of 537. There are 232 households in the city with an average household size of 2.09 persons. 37.93% of households in Mcintosh are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mcintosh

The median gross income for households in Mcintosh is $29,737 a year, or $2,478 a month. The median rent for the city is $627 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mcintosh, a household making less than $2,090 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Mcintosh.

Area Median Income In Mcintosh

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 Mcintosh, the AMI is calculated from all households within Polk County.

In Mcintosh, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,200

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 Mcintosh

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 Mcintosh

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,550 $21,200 $23,850 $26,500 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,950 $35,400 $39,800 $44,200 $47,750 $51,300 $54,850 $58,350
80% of Median $49,500 $56,600 $63,650 $70,700 $76,400 $82,050 $87,700 $93,350