Affordable Housing In Pennington County
Minnesota

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pennington County

Greenwood Terrace

2001 Greenwood St E
Thief River Falls, MN
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

River Pointe Townhomes

928 Alice Dr
Thief River Falls, MN
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Riverside Terrace

225 Labree Ave S
Thief River Falls, MN
Subsidized

Sherwood Park Townhomes

1528 Highway 1 E
Thief River Falls, MN
HCV Welcome

Northland Village

1508 Highway 1 E
Thief River Falls, MN
HCV Welcome

Belmont Apartments

1308 Dale St
Thief River Falls, MN
HCV Welcome

Pioneer Court

1602 Greenwood St E
Thief River Falls, MN
HCV Welcome

Goodridge Retiremnt Homes

401 Brandenburg St E
Goodridge, MN

Southwood Park Townhomes

1601 Greenwood St E
Thief River Falls, MN
HCV Welcome

Thief River Falls Hra

415 Arnold Ave S
Thief River Falls, MN

Housing Authorities that serve Pennington County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Pennington County

Housing Authority Programs
Thief River Falls Housing and Redevelopment Aut Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pennington County, Minnesota

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 388 affordable apartments for rent in Pennington County, Minnesota. Pennington County features 142 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 246 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pennington County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pennington County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 388
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 142
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.05%
Average Renter Household Size 1.92
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $47,127 ±$3,736
Median Rent $604 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.57% ± 6.71pp
Total Population 14,110

Population and Household Demographics

Pennington County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 14,110. There are 5,920 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 26.05% of households in Pennington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pennington County

The median gross income for households in Pennington County is $47,127 a year, or $3,927 a month. The median rent for the county is $604 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pennington County, a household making less than $2,013 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Pennington County.1

Area Median Income In Pennington 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 Pennington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,800

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 Pennington 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 Pennington County HUD Rental Assistance in Pennington 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 Pennington County

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

From 1987 to 2001, 7 low income apartment communities containing 203 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pennington 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 Pennington 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 Pennington 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 Pennington 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
$495 $577 $760 $947 $1,030

Cities In Pennington County

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City Listings Served By
Thief River Falls 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Thief River Falls are the Thief River Falls Housing and Redevelopment Aut and Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Goodridge 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goodridge is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
St Hilaire 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Hilaire is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Black River 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black River is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Bray 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bray is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Cloverleaf 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cloverleaf is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Deer Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deer Park is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Goodridgeship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goodridgeship is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Hickory 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hickory is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Highlanding 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highlanding is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Kratka 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kratka is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Mayfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mayfield is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Norden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norden is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
North 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Numedal 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Numedal is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Polk Centre 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Polk Centre is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Reiner 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reiner is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
River Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves River Falls is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Rocksbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rocksbury is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
St. Hilaire 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Hilaire is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Sanders 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sanders is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Silverton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silverton is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Smiley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smiley is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Star 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Star is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Wyandotte 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wyandotte is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .