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Affordable Housing In Oklee
Red Lake County, Minnesota

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oklee

Oklee Rentals

522 Main St
Oklee, Minnesota
Accepts Vouchers

Oklee Community Hms

401 Senior Dr
Oklee, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Oklee

Housing Authority Programs
Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oklee, Minnesota

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 28 affordable apartments for rent in Oklee, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Oklee, Minnesota

Oklee features 19 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 Oklee, Minnesota

There are 9 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oklee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oklee, Minnesota

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

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

2020 Oklee, 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 $579 $627 $714 $964 $967
Payment Standard Range $521 to $637 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $868 to $1,060 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Oklee, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 28
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 19
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.22%
Average Renter Household Size 1.73
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $37,500 ±$7,799
Median Rent $600 ±$440
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.27% ± 18.08pp
Total Population 463

Population and Household Demographics

Oklee is a city in Red Lake County, Minnesota with a population of 463. There are 198 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 22.22% of households in Oklee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oklee

The median gross income for households in Oklee is $37,500 a year, or $3,125 a month. The median rent for the city is $600 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oklee, a household making less than $2,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Oklee.

Area Median Income In Oklee

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 Oklee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Red Lake County.

In Oklee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,500

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 Oklee

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 Oklee

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,300 $18,600 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,150 $31,000 $34,900 $38,750 $41,850 $44,950 $48,050 $51,150
80% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $62,000 $67,000 $71,950 $76,900 $81,850