Affordable Housing In Otter Tail County
Minnesota

52 Low Income Apartment Communities In Otter Tail County

Greenwood Apartments

700 2nd St NW
Wadena, MN
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Pleasant View Apartments

1095 Westside Drive
Fergus Falls, MN
$670-710
1-2 BR

Goldenstar

321 Larpenteur Ave E
Maplewood, MN
$860-1,100
1-3 BR

Wadena Square Apartments

847 2nd St NW
Wadena, MN
$465-710
1-3 BR
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Frost English Village

1265 Frost Ave
Maplewood, MN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Kaddatz Artist Lofts

111 W Lincoln Ave #203
Fergus Falls, MN
$250-545
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

The Meadows

920 Coney St W
Perham, MN
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Mill Pond View Apartments

101 E Mill Ave
Pelican Rapids, MN
Subsidized

St James Manor

415 8th Ave SW
Perham, MN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Heritage Manor - - ( New York Mills, Mn )

105 Edgewood St
New York Mills, MN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Otter Tail County

Housing Authority Programs
Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Otter Tail County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Perham Minnesota Public Housing
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Henning Minnesota Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Otter Tail County, Minnesota

There are 52 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,026 affordable apartments for rent in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Otter Tail County features 1,136 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 890 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Otter Tail County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Otter Tail County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 52
Total Low Income Apartments 2,026
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,136
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.5%
Average Renter Household Size 1.90
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $52,365 ±$1,322
Median Rent $656 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.89% ± 5.22pp
Total Population 57,511

Population and Household Demographics

Otter Tail County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 57,511. There are 24,042 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 21.5% of households in Otter Tail County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Otter Tail County

The median gross income for households in Otter Tail County is $52,365 a year, or $4,364 a month. The median rent for the county is $656 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Otter Tail County, a household making less than $2,187 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Otter Tail County.1

Area Median Income In Otter Tail County

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.

In Otter Tail County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,500

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 Otter Tail County

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 Otter Tail County HUD Rental Assistance in Otter Tail County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
80% of Median $40,550 $46,350 $52,150 $57,900 $62,550 $67,200 $71,800 $76,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Otter Tail County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2004, 12 low income apartment communities containing 203 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Otter Tail County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Otter Tail County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
60% of Median $30,420 $34,800 $39,120 $43,440 $46,920 $50,400 $53,880 $57,360

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Otter Tail County is $39,120 a year, or $3,260 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,260 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $978 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $634 $679 $815 $941 $1,050 $1,159
60% $761 $815 $978 $1,130 $1,260 $1,391
Fair Market Rents in Otter Tail County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$509 $549 $723 $921 $979

Cities In Otter Tail County

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City Listings Served By
Fergus Falls 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fergus Falls are the Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority and Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
New York Mills 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New York Mills is the Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Parkers Prairie 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parkers Prairie is the Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Wadena 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wadena are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Wadena and Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Rothsay 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rothsay is the Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Perham 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Perham are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Perham Minnesota and Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Underwood 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Underwood is the Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Deer Creek 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deer Creek is the Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Pelican Rapids 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pelican Rapids is the Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Battle Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Battle Lake is the Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Henning 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Henning are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Henning Minnesota and Fergus FallsOtter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Aastad 0
Amor 0
Aurdal 0
Blowers 0
Bluffton 0
Blufftonship 0
Buse 0
Butler 0
Candor 0
Carlisle 0
Clitherall 0
Clitherallship 0
Compton 0
Corliss 0
Dalton 0
Dane Prairie 0
Dead Lake 0
Deer Creekship 0
Dent 0
Dora 0
Dunn 0
Eagle Lake 2
Eastern 0
Edna 0
Effington 0
Elizabeth 0
Elizabethship 0
Elmo 0
Erhard 0
Erhards Grove 0
Everts 0
Fergus Fallsship 0
Folden 0
Friberg 0
Girard 0
Gorman 0
Henningship 0
Hobart 0
Homestead 0
Inman 0
Leaf Lake 0
Leaf Mountain 0
Lida 0
Maine 0
Maplewood 14
Newton 0
Nidaros 0
Norwegian Grove 0
Oak Valley 0
Orwell 0
Oscar 0
Ottertail 0
Otter Tail 0
Otto 0
Paddock 0
Parkers Prairieship 0
Pelican 0
Perhamship 0
Pine Lake 0
Richville 0
Rush Lake 0
St. Olaf 0
Scambler 0
Star Lake 0
Sverdrup 0
Tordenskjold 0
Trondhjem 0
Tumuli 0
Urbank 0
Vergas 0
Vining 0
Western 0
Woodside 0