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Northern Oaks Townhomes

220 Dresden Ave
Northfield, Minnesota
3-4 BR

Spring Creek Townhomes

495 Southbridge Dr
Northfield, Minnesota
2-4 BR

North and South Oak Apartments

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

North and South Oak Apartments

600 Spring Street N
Northfield, Minnesota
S. 515 Rural
1-2 BR

Jefferson Square

1356 Jefferson Road
Northfield, Minnesota
1 BR
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There are 223 low-income apartments in Northfield that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Northfield, Minnesota can range from $629 to $880 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 163 low-income homes in Northfield where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $366 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on February 13th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Northfield, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Dakota County Community Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership
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)
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Northfield, Minnesota Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Northfield, Minnesota

Northfield features 163 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 223 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 $966 and $1,180.

2023 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
Northfield, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $795 $815 $1,073 $1,477 $1,688
Northfield, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $716 to $875 $734 to $897 $966 to $1,180 $1,329 to $1,625 $1,519 to $1,857

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Northfield, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 386
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 163
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 $93,000

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Northfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,550 $22,350 $25,150 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Northfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,550 $37,200 $41,850 $46,500 $50,250 $53,950 $57,700 $61,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Northfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,100 $59,550 $67,000 $74,400 $80,400 $86,350 $92,300 $98,250