Affordable Housing In Melrose
Stearns County, Minnesota

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Melrose

Oak Ridge Manor

20 9th Ave NE
Melrose, Minnesota
$620-723
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Park Place Townhomes

329 North 7th Avenue West
Melrose, Minnesota
$650-725
2-3 BR

Rose Mill Apartments Llc

407 5th St NE
Melrose, Minnesota
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Roseview Manor

16 W 1st St S
Melrose, Minnesota
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Melrose, 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 Melrose, Minnesota

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Melrose Public Housing
Stearns County HRA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Melrose, Minnesota

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 95 affordable apartments for rent in Melrose, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Melrose, Minnesota

Melrose features 71 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 Melrose, Minnesota

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Melrose.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Melrose, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Melrose, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $797 and $975.

2022 Melrose, 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
Melrose, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $688 $722 $886 $1,216 $1,429
Melrose, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $619 to $757 $650 to $794 $797 to $975 $1,094 to $1,338 $1,286 to $1,572

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Melrose, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 95
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 71
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $39,359 ±$10,049
Median Rent $790 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.75% ± 14.07pp
Total Population 3,604

Population and Household Demographics

Melrose is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota with a population of 3,604. There are 1,342 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 23.85% of households in Melrose are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Melrose

The median gross income for households in Melrose is $39,359 a year, or $3,280 a month. The median rent for the city is $790 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Melrose, a household making less than $2,633 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Melrose.

Area Median Income In Melrose

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 Melrose, the AMI is calculated from all households within Stearns County.

In Melrose, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $88,500

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 Melrose

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 Melrose

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Melrose AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,550 $21,200 $23,850 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Melrose AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Melrose AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,500 $56,550 $63,600 $70,650 $76,350 $82,000 $87,650 $93,300