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Affordable Housing In Ortonville
Big Stone County, Minnesota

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ortonville

Lakeside Apartments

301 1st St NW
Ortonville, Minnesota

Home-Rite Apartment

126 1st Street Se
Ortonville, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Ortonville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ortonville, Minnesota

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 79 affordable apartments for rent in Ortonville, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Ortonville, Minnesota

Ortonville features 79 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 Ortonville, Minnesota

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ortonville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ortonville, Minnesota

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

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

2020 Ortonville, 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 $471 $542 $714 $1,002 $1,006
Payment Standard Range $424 to $518 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $902 to $1,102 $905 to $1,107

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ortonville, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 79
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 79
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.63%
Average Renter Household Size 1.69
Average Household Size 1.98
Median Household Income $39,971 ±$3,248
Median Rent $501 ±$104
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.29% ± 19.86pp
Total Population 2,020

Population and Household Demographics

Ortonville is a city in Big Stone County, Minnesota with a population of 2,020. There are 973 households in the city with an average household size of 1.98 persons. 30.63% of households in Ortonville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ortonville

The median gross income for households in Ortonville is $39,971 a year, or $3,331 a month. The median rent for the city is $501 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ortonville, a household making less than $1,670 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Ortonville.

Area Median Income In Ortonville

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 Ortonville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Big Stone County.

In Ortonville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,200

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 Ortonville

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 Ortonville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
80% of Median $40,700 $46,500 $52,300 $58,100 $62,750 $67,400 $72,050 $76,700