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Affordable Housing In New Ulm
Brown County, Minnesota

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Ulm

Emerson Union

15 North State Street
New Ulm, Minnesota
$493-795
1-3 BR
Family & Senior
Market Rate

Linderhof Park Apartments

1100 16th St N
New Ulm, Minnesota
Subsidized

Saint Michaels Housing

500 N State St
New Ulm, Minnesota

Broadway Haus Scattered

300 N Broadway St
New Ulm, Minnesota

River View Estates

2412 N Broadway St
New Ulm, Minnesota

Halter Commons

1915 N Spring Street
New Ulm, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve New Ulm

Housing Authority Programs
New Ulm Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in New Ulm, Minnesota

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 233 affordable apartments for rent in New Ulm, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in New Ulm, Minnesota

New Ulm features 130 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 New Ulm, Minnesota

There are 54 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New Ulm.

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Ulm, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay New Ulm landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in New Ulm.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New Ulm, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 New Ulm, 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 $465 $573 $714 $890 $967
Payment Standard Range $419 to $512 $516 to $630 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New Ulm, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 233
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 130
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.52%
Average Renter Household Size 1.67
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $50,254 ±$3,558
Median Rent $611 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.38% ± 7.8pp
Total Population 13,287

Population and Household Demographics

New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota with a population of 13,287. There are 5,698 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 26.52% of households in New Ulm are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Ulm

The median gross income for households in New Ulm is $50,254 a year, or $4,188 a month. The median rent for the city is $611 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Ulm, a household making less than $2,037 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.38% of households who rent are overburdened in New Ulm.

Area Median Income In New Ulm

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 New Ulm, the AMI is calculated from all households within Brown County.

In New Ulm, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,400

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 New Ulm

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 New Ulm

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,750 $30,600 $34,400 $38,200 $41,300 $44,350 $47,400 $50,450
80% of Median $42,800 $48,900 $55,000 $61,100 $66,000 $70,900 $75,800 $80,700