Affordable Housing In Polk County
Minnesota

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Polk County

Greentree Square

1120 Barrette St
Crookston, MN
$525-560
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Town Square

208 2nd St NW
East Grand Forks, MN
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Nimens Espegard Apartments

1700 Widman Ln
Crookston, MN
$565-640
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Agassiz Townhomes

1601 N Broadway
Crookston, MN
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Northwest Apartments

208 Albert Ave NW
Fertile, MN
Subsidized

Broadway Apartments - - ( Crookston )

1500 N Broadway
Crookston, MN
Subsidized

Parkview Apartments - - Winger

5 E Montana Ave
Winger, MN
Subsidized

Northwestern Apartments

100 Gretchen Ln
Crookston, MN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Mcintosh Housing 1

120 5th St NE
Mcintosh, MN

Mcintosh Housing 2

300 Cottage Ave NE
Mcintosh, MN
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Polk 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 Polk County

Housing Authority Programs
Crookston Housing And EDA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
EDHA of East Grand Forks Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Polk County, Minnesota

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 686 affordable apartments for rent in Polk County, Minnesota. Polk County features 521 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 165 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Polk County.

Polk County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 686
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 521
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $53,326 ±$1,183
Median Rent $626 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.28% ± 4.82pp
Total Population 31,547

Population and Household Demographics

Polk County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 31,547. There are 12,723 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 27.59% of households in Polk County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Polk County

The median gross income for households in Polk County is $53,326 a year, or $4,444 a month. The median rent for the county is $626 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Polk County, a household making less than $2,087 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Polk County.1

Area Median Income In Polk 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 Polk County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,500

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 Polk 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 Polk County HUD Rental Assistance in Polk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,200 $19,650 $22,100 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
80% of Median $45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,500 $70,750 $76,000 $81,250 $86,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Polk County

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

From 1993 to 2000, 5 low income apartment communities containing 86 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Polk 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 Polk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
60% of Median $34,440 $39,360 $44,280 $49,140 $53,100 $57,060 $60,960 $64,920

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 Polk County is $44,280 a year, or $3,690 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,690 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,107 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% $718 $769 $923 $1,065 $1,189 $1,311
60% $861 $923 $1,107 $1,278 $1,427 $1,574
Fair Market Rents in Polk 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
$570 $650 $832 $1,200 $1,461

Cities In Polk County

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City Listings Served By
Crookston 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crookston are the Crookston Housing And EDA and Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Fertile 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fertile is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Fosston 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fosston is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Erskine 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Erskine is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Mcintosh 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mcintosh is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
East Grand Forks 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Grand Forks are the EDHA of East Grand Forks and Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Fisher 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fisher is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Andover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Andover is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Angus 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Angus is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Badger 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Badger is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Belgium 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belgium is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Beltrami 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beltrami is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Brandsvold 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brandsvold is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Brandt 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brandt is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Brislet 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brislet is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Bygland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bygland is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Chester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Climax 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Climax is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Columbia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbia is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Crookstonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crookstonship is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Eden Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eden Township is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Esther 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Esther is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Euclid 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Euclid is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Fairfax 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfax is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Fanny 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fanny is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Farley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farley is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Fishership 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fishership is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Garden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garden is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Garfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garfield is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Gentilly 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gentilly is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Godfrey 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Godfrey is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Grand Forks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Forks is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Grove Park-Tilden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grove Park-Tilden is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Gully 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gully is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Gullyship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gullyship is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Hammond 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hammond is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Helgeland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Helgeland is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Higdem 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Higdem is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Hill River 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hill River is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Hubbard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hubbard is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Huntsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntsville is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Johnson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnson is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Kertsonville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kertsonville is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Keystone 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keystone is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
King 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves King is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Knute 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Knute is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Lengby 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lengby is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Lessor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lessor is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Liberty 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Liberty is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Lowell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowell is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Mentor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mentor is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Nesbit 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nesbit is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Nielsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nielsville is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Northland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northland is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Onstad 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Onstad is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Parnell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parnell is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Queen 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Queen is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Reis 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reis is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Rhinehart 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rhinehart is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Roome 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roome is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Rosebud 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosebud is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Russia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Russia is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Sandsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandsville is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Scandia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scandia is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Sletten 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sletten is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Sullivan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sullivan is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Tabor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tabor is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Trail 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trail is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Tynsid 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tynsid is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Vineland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vineland is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Winger 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winger is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Wingership 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wingership is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Woodside 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodside is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .
Grove Park-Tildenship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grove Park-Tildenship is the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority .