Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Polk County, MN

Discover affordable housing in Polk County where there are 20+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Nimens Espegard Apartments

1700 Widman Ln, Crookston, Minnesota 56716

Greentree Square

1120 Barrette St, Crookston, Minnesota 56716

Agassiz Townhomes

1601 North Broadway, Crookston, Minnesota 56716

Town Square

208 2nd St NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota 56721

Northland Homes

634 N Main St, Badger, Minnesota 56714

Erskine Community Homes

401 1st Ave S, Erskine, Minnesota 56535

Northwestern Apartments

100 Gretchen Ln, Crookston, Minnesota 56716

Northwest Apartments

208 Albert Ave NW, Fertile, Minnesota 56540

Parkview Apartments - - Winger

5 E Montana Ave, Winger, Minnesota 56592

Broadway Apartments - - ( Crookston )

1500 N Broadway, Crookston, Minnesota 56716

Oak Court

110 Sargent St, Crookston, Minnesota 56716

Northwood Park Townhomes

1819 3rd Ave NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota 56721

Praireland Duplexes

1304 Praire Rose Ave, Crookston, Minnesota

Elderly Housing

202 Albert Ave NW, Fertile, Minnesota 56540

Fisher Townhomes

505 Thompson Ave, Fisher, Minnesota 0

Mcintosh Housing 2

300 Cottage Ave NE, Mcintosh, Minnesota 56556

Crookston Townhomes

205 Johnson Pl, Crookston, Minnesota 56716

Regency Apartments

601 9th St NW, Fosston, Minnesota 56542

Targeted Home 96 - Th - 2208

408 Thompson Ave, Fisher, Minnesota 56723

Mcintosh Housing 1

120 5th St NE, Mcintosh, Minnesota 56556

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Polk County, Minnesota
$8.74 (+99%) more than Minnesota minimum wage and $10.34 (+143%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Polk County, Minnesota?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Polk County, Minnesota.

Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Polk County.

How many renters live in Polk County, Minnesota?

The County of Polk County has 31,128 people living in 12,472 households.

There are 6,602 renters living in 3,547 renter households in this County. Renters make up 21.21 percent of the population living in Polk County.

What is the rental market like in Polk County, Minnesota?

There are an estimated 14,672 housing units in the Polk County area. Of these, 3,949 units are rental homes, making up 27 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Polk County, Minnesota, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Polk County?

The rental vacancy rate in Polk County is 9 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Polk County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Polk County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
203 1,065 1,180 942 127
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Polk County

A large number of apartments in Polk County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Polk County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 44 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 19 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Polk County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $731 to $1,577. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $731
One BR $736
Two BR $929
Three BR $1,309
Four BR $1,577
2024 Fair Market Rents in Polk County, Minnesota

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Polk County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 100 49 percent
One BR 683 64 percent
Two BR 647 55 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Polk County, Minnesota

How many affordable rental units are in Polk County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Polk County, Minnesota including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 134
Public Housing 119
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 145
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 156
USDA Section 514 Farm Labor Housing 20
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Polk County, Minnesota

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Polk County, Minnesota

Polk County features 497 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 Polk County, Minnesota

There are 135 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Polk County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Polk County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Polk County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Polk County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Polk County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $836 and $1,022.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.