Affordable Housing In Pope County
Minnesota

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pope County

Glenview Apartments

501 5th St SE #109
Glenwood, MN
$604-660
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Glenwood Manor

780 2nd Ave NE
Glenwood, MN
Subsidized

Glenhaven Manor

507 5th St SE
Glenwood, MN

Hi - View Apartments

311 W 9th St
Starbuck, MN

Minnewaska Apartments

600 Wollan St
Starbuck, MN
Subsidized

Lowry Apartments

444 Aurora Ave
Lowry, MN
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Housing Authorities that serve Pope County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Pope County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Glenwood Minnesota Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pope County, Minnesota

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 155 affordable apartments for rent in Pope County, Minnesota. Pope County features 135 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 20 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pope County.

Pope County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 155
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 135
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.88%
Average Renter Household Size 1.83
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $52,785 ±$3,014
Median Rent $652 ±$87
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.89% ± 5.72pp
Total Population 10,948

Population and Household Demographics

Pope County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 10,948. There are 4,809 households in the county with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 19.88% of households in Pope County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pope County

The median gross income for households in Pope County is $52,785 a year, or $4,399 a month. The median rent for the county is $652 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pope County, a household making less than $2,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Pope County.1

Area Median Income In Pope 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 Pope County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,800

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 Pope 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 Pope County HUD Rental Assistance in Pope County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,550 $17,750 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,850 $29,550 $33,250 $36,900 $39,900 $42,850 $45,800 $48,750
80% of Median $41,350 $47,250 $53,150 $59,050 $63,800 $68,500 $73,250 $77,950

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 Pope County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,850 $29,550 $33,250 $36,900 $39,900 $42,850 $45,800 $48,750
60% of Median $31,020 $35,460 $39,900 $44,280 $47,880 $51,420 $54,960 $58,500

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 Pope County is $39,900 a year, or $3,325 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,325 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $998 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% $646 $693 $831 $960 $1,071 $1,182
60% $776 $831 $998 $1,152 $1,286 $1,418
Fair Market Rents in Pope 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
$494 $569 $750 $1,053 $1,056

Cities In Pope County

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City Listings Served By
Starbuck 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Starbuck is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Glenwood 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Glenwood are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Glenwood Minnesota and Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lowry 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowry is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brooten 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brooten is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Cyrus 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cyrus is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Bangor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bangor is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Barsness 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barsness is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ben Wade 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ben Wade is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Blue Mounds 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blue Mounds is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Chippewa Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chippewa Falls is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Farwell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farwell is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Gilchrist 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gilchrist is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Glenwoodship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenwoodship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Grove Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grove Lake is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hoff 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hoff is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake Johanna 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Johanna is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Langhei 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Langhei is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Leven 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leven is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Long Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Long Beach is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Minnewaska 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minnewaska is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
New Prairie 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Prairie is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Nora 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nora is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Reno 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reno is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Rolling Forks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rolling Forks is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Sedan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sedan is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Villard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Villard is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Walden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walden is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Westport 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westport is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Westportship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westportship is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
White Bear Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Bear Lake is the Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.