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Affordable Housing In Northfield
Rice County, Minnesota

Northfield city limits extend into  and  Dakota County.

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Northfield

Spring Creek Townhomes

495 Southbridge Dr
Northfield, Minnesota
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

North and South Oak Apartments

220 Greenvale Ave, #101
Northfield, Minnesota
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Northern Oaks Townhomes

220 Dresden Ave
Northfield, Minnesota
3-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

North and South Oak Apartments

600 Spring Street N
Northfield, Minnesota
1-2 BR

Koester Court Apt

1502 Koester Court
Northfield, Minnesota

Koester Court II

1510 Koester Court
Northfield, Minnesota

Koester Court IIi

1520 Koester Court
Northfield, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Northfield

Housing Authority Programs
Dakota County Community Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Rice County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Northfield, Minnesota

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 192 affordable apartments for rent in Northfield, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Northfield, Minnesota

Northfield features 113 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 Northfield, Minnesota

There are 79 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Northfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Northfield, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Northfield, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $831 and $1,015.

2020 Northfield, 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 $603 $701 $923 $1,270 $1,293
Payment Standard Range $543 to $663 $631 to $771 $831 to $1,015 $1,143 to $1,397 $1,164 to $1,422

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Northfield, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 192
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 113
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.81%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $57,866 ±$6,149
Median Rent $737 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.19% ± 8.24pp
Total Population 20,309

Population and Household Demographics

Northfield is a city in Rice County, Minnesota with a population of 20,309. There are 6,287 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 32.81% of households in Northfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Northfield

The median gross income for households in Northfield is $57,866 a year, or $4,822 a month. The median rent for the city is $737 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Northfield, a household making less than $2,457 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Northfield.

Area Median Income In Northfield

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 Northfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rice County.

In Northfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,400

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 Northfield

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 Northfield

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,300 $19,800 $22,250 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,850 $33,000 $37,100 $41,200 $44,500 $47,800 $51,100 $54,400
80% of Median $46,150 $52,750 $59,350 $65,900 $71,200 $76,450 $81,750 $87,000