Affordable Housing In Prior Lake
Scott County, Minnesota

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Prior Lake

Highwood Homes

4716 Tower St SE
Prior Lake, MN
2-4 BR

Pike Lake Marsh Apartments

4489 Marsh Dr NE
Prior Lake, MN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Bluff Heights Apartments

16638 Franklin Trl SE
Prior Lake, MN
Accepts Vouchers

Scott County

16049 Franklin Trl SE
Prior Lake, MN

Kestrel Village Apartments

16724 Brunswick Ave SE
Prior Lake, MN
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Prior Lake

Housing Authority Programs
Scott County Community Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Prior Lake, Minnesota

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 256 affordable apartments for rent in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Prior Lake, Minnesota

Prior Lake features 169 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 Prior Lake, Minnesota

There are 87 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Prior Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Prior Lake, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Prior Lake landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Prior Lake.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Prior Lake, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,093 and $1,335.

2020 Prior Lake, Minnesota Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $820 $971 $1,214 $1,722 $2,025
Payment Standard Range $738 to $902 $874 to $1,068 $1,093 to $1,335 $1,550 to $1,894 $1,823 to $2,228

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Prior Lake, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 256
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 169
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.71%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $96,405 ±$6,051
Median Rent $1,133 ±$207
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.07% ± 8.16pp
Total Population 24,402

Population and Household Demographics

Prior Lake is a City in Scott County, Minnesota with a population of 24,402. There are 8,837 households in the city with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 17.71% of households in Prior Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Prior Lake

The median gross income for households in Prior Lake is $96,405 a year, or $8,034 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,133 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Prior Lake, a household making less than $3,777 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Prior Lake.1

Area Median Income In Prior Lake

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Prior Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Scott County.

In Prior Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,000

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 Prior Lake

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Prior Lake

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $34,800 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700