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Affordable Housing In Olivia
Renville County, Minnesota

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Olivia

Grande Apartments

104 N 9th St
Olivia, Minnesota
1-2 BR

Housing of Olivia Westcourt

500 S 13th St
Olivia, Minnesota

Hickory Haven, Inc

609 E Hickory Ave
Olivia, Minnesota
Disabled Supportive Housing

Erickson Meadowview

701 North 7th Street
Olivia, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Olivia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Olivia, Minnesota

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 85 affordable apartments for rent in Olivia, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Olivia, Minnesota

Olivia features 77 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 Olivia, Minnesota

There are 8 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Olivia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Olivia, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Olivia landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Olivia.

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

2020 Olivia, 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 $572 $575 $714 $940 $1,008
Payment Standard Range $515 to $629 $518 to $633 $643 to $785 $846 to $1,034 $907 to $1,109

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Olivia, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 85
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 77
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.81%
Average Renter Household Size 1.60
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $49,125 ±$7,490
Median Rent $538 ±$91
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.97% ± 9.82pp
Total Population 2,327

Population and Household Demographics

Olivia is a city in Renville County, Minnesota with a population of 2,327. There are 1,024 households in the city with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 28.81% of households in Olivia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Olivia

The median gross income for households in Olivia is $49,125 a year, or $4,094 a month. The median rent for the city is $538 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Olivia, a household making less than $1,793 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Olivia.

Area Median Income In Olivia

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 Olivia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Renville County.

In Olivia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,300

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 Olivia

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 Olivia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,400 $17,600 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,700 $29,350 $33,000 $36,650 $39,600 $42,550 $45,450 $48,400
80% of Median $41,100 $46,950 $52,800 $58,650 $63,350 $68,050 $72,750 $77,450