Affordable Housing In Meeker County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Meeker County

Hillside Apartments

349 Coleman Ave E
Eden Valley, MN
Income Based
1 BR

St Anthony Manor

131 Church St
Watkins, MN
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Edgewood Townhomes

901 E 5th St
Litchfield, MN
Income Based
2-3 BR

Eden Place Apartments

150 Hutcheson Ave
Eden Valley, MN
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Oakwood Apartments - - ( Ellsworth )

401 S Oak St
Ellsworth, MN

Gloria Dei Manor Augustana Luth Hms

218 N Holcombe Ave
Litchfield, MN
Elderly Supportive Housing

Edenbrook Apartments Aka Eden Valley Apartments

169 Hambroer St N
Eden Valley, MN

Lincoln Apartments

122 W 4th St
Litchfield, MN

Meeker County

840 3rd St
Dassel, MN

Terraceview Townhomes

362 Terrace View Dr
Litchfield, MN
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Meeker County

Housing Authority Programs
Meeker County HRA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Meeker County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Litchfield Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Meeker County, Minnesota

According to federal housing data and research, there are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 276 affordable apartments for rent in Meeker County, Minnesota. Meeker County features 242 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 34 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Meeker County.

Meeker County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 276
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 242
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $55,042 ±$2,206
Median Rent $686 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.21% ± 5.28pp
Total Population 23,129

Population and Household Demographics

Meeker County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 23,129. There are 9,174 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 19.88% of households in Meeker County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Meeker County

The median gross income for households in Meeker County is $55,042 a year, or $4,587 a month. The median rent for the county is $686 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Meeker County, a household making less than $2,287 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Meeker County.1

Area Median Income In Meeker 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 Meeker County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,100

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 Meeker 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 Meeker County HUD Rental Assistance in Meeker County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,600 $17,800 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% of Median $41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Meeker County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 1998, 2 low income apartment communities containing 32 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Meeker County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Meeker County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
60% of Median $31,140 $35,580 $40,020 $44,460 $48,060 $51,600 $55,140 $58,740

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 Meeker County is $40,020 a year, or $3,335 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,335 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,001 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% $649 $695 $834 $964 $1,075 $1,186
60% $779 $834 $1,001 $1,157 $1,290 $1,424
Fair Market Rents in Meeker 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
$511 $595 $784 $977 $1,127

Cities In Meeker County

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City Listings Served By
Eden Valley 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eden Valley is the Meeker County HRA.
Dassel 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dassel is the Meeker County HRA.
Litchfield 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Litchfield are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Litchfield and Meeker County HRA.
Grove City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grove City is the Meeker County HRA.
Watkins 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watkins is the Meeker County HRA.
Darwin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darwin is the Meeker County HRA.
Cosmos 0
Acton 0
Cedar Mills 0
Cedar Millsship 0
Collinwood 0
Cosmosship 0
Danielson 0
Darwinship 0
Dasselship 0
Ellsworth 1
Forest City 0
Forest Prairie 0
Greenleaf 0
Harvey 0
Kingston 0
Kingstonship 0
Litchfieldship 0
Manannah 0
Swede Grove 0
Union Grove 0