Affordable Housing In Ramsey County
166 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ramsey County
Housing Authorities that serve Ramsey County
|Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Mental Health Resources||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Other Housing Authorities located in Ramsey County
|Saint Paul Public Housing Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Family Unification Program (FUP)|
|South Metro Human Services||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Ramsey County, Minnesota
There are 166 low income housing apartment communities offering 16,667 affordable apartments for rent in Ramsey County, Minnesota.
Income Based Apartments in Ramsey County, Minnesota
Ramsey County features 9,338 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 Ramsey County, Minnesota
There are 7,266 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ramsey County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Ramsey County, Minnesota
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ramsey County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Ramsey County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Ramsey County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||166|
|Total Low Income Apartments||16,667|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||9,338|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||40.97%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.32|
|Average Household Size||2.47|
|Median Household Income||$56,104 ±$872|
|Median Rent||$865 ±$8|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||49.07% ± 1.38pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Ramsey County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 527,411. There are 206,857 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 40.97% of households in Ramsey County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Ramsey County
The median gross income for households in Ramsey County is $56,104 a year, or $4,675 a month. The median rent for the county is $865 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ramsey County, a household making less than $2,883 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Ramsey County.1
Area Median Income In Ramsey 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 Ramsey County, 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 Ramsey 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Ramsey County
|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|
Cities In Ramsey County
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