Affordable Housing In Mower County
Minnesota

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mower County

Fox Pointe Townhomes

824 23rd Ave NW
Austin, MN
$619-782
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Whittier Place Townhomes

414 4th St SE
Austin, MN
$685-755
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Murphy's Creek Townhomes

504 25th Ave NW
Austin, MN
$745-845
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Grandview Riverside Apartments Mower Co

205 Grand Ave W
Grand Meadow, MN
Subsidized

Bremerton Townhomes

300 27th St SW
Austin, MN
Subsidized

Mower Co Hra ( Lyle Rose Creek Brownsdale )

403 W Main St
Brownsdale, MN
Subsidized

Western Manor Apartments

301 27th St SW
Austin, MN
Subsidized

Twin Towers

200 1st Ave NE
Austin, MN

Pickett Place

808 1st Dr NW
Austin, MN

Mower County

310 NW Lincoln St
Adams, MN

Housing Authorities that serve Mower County

Housing Authority Programs
Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Mower County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Austin Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mower County, Minnesota

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 697 affordable apartments for rent in Mower County, Minnesota. Mower County features 589 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 108 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mower County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mower County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 697
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 589
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $49,427 ±$1,840
Median Rent $697 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.31% ± 5.99pp
Total Population 39,227

Population and Household Demographics

Mower County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 39,227. There are 15,425 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 28.07% of households in Mower County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mower County

The median gross income for households in Mower County is $49,427 a year, or $4,119 a month. The median rent for the county is $697 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mower County, a household making less than $2,323 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Mower County.1

Area Median Income In Mower 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 Mower County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,400

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 Mower 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 Mower County HUD Rental Assistance in Mower 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Mower County

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

From 1999 to 2002, 2 low income apartment communities containing 61 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Mower 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 Mower 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 Mower 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 Mower 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
$513 $598 $788 $1,111 $1,142

Cities In Mower County

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City Listings Served By
Grand Meadow 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Meadow is the Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Austin 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Austin are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Austin and Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brownsdale 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownsdale is the Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lyle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyle is the Mower County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Adams 1
Adamsship 0
Austinship 0
Bennington 0
Clayton 0
Dexter 0
Dextership 0
Elkton 0
Frankford 0
Grand Meadowship 0
Lansing 0
Lansingship 0
Le Roy 1
Le Royship 0
Lodi 0
Lyleship 0
Mapleview 0
Marshall 0
Nevada 0
Pleasant Valley 0
Racine 0
Racineship 0
Red Rock 0
Rose Creek 0
Sargeant 0
Sargeantship 0
Taopi 0
Udolpho 0
Waltham 0
Walthamship 0
Windom 0