Affordable Housing In Ramsey County
Minnesota

Waiting List Openings In Ramsey County

Multi-County, MN Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MCHRA) will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington County from June 22, 2022 at 9:00 am, until June 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm CT.

How to Apply for the Multi-County, MN Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

183 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ramsey County

Hanover Townhomes

408 Farrington St
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Selby Grotto Apartments

755 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Community Plaza

709 Central Ave W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Wilder Square

750 Milton St N
Saint Paul, Minnesota
$488-881
Studio-3 BR
Subsidized

Sibley Court Apartments

484 Temperance St
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Hamline Station

1305 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Cathedral Hill Homes

280 Dayton Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota
$809-1,410
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Como by the Lake

901 Como Boulevard East
Saint Paul, Minnesota
$860-1,245
1-2 BR
Subsidized
55+

Afton View Apartments

365 Winthrop St S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
$727-1,160
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Parkway Gardens

1145 Hudson Rd
Saint Paul, Minnesota
$865-975
1-2 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ramsey 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ramsey County, Minnesota

Housing Authority Programs
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Mental Health Resources Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ramsey County, Minnesota

There are 183 low income housing apartment communities offering 18,503 affordable apartments for rent in Ramsey County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Ramsey County, Minnesota

Ramsey County features 10,138 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 7,909 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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ramsey County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,196 and $1,462.

2022 Ramsey County, 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
Ramsey County, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $932 $1,078 $1,329 $1,841 $2,145
Ramsey County, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $839 to $1,025 $970 to $1,186 $1,196 to $1,462 $1,657 to $2,025 $1,931 to $2,360

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ramsey County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 183
Total Low Income Apartments 18,503
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10,138
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
Total Population 527,411

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.

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 $118,200

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ramsey County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,650 $28,200 $31,700 $35,200 $38,050 $40,850 $43,650 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ramsey County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,100 $46,950 $52,800 $58,650 $63,350 $68,050 $72,750 $77,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ramsey County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050

Cities In Ramsey County

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City Served By
Arden Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arden Hills are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Falcon Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Falcon Heights are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Gem Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gem Lake are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lauderdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lauderdale are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Little Canada The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Little Canada are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Maplewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maplewood are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mounds View The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mounds View are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
New Brighton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Brighton are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
North Oaks The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Oaks are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
North St Paul The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North St Paul are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
North St. Paul The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North St. Paul are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Roseville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Roseville are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Saint Paul The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Saint Paul are the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency, Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Shoreview The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shoreview are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St Paul The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St Paul are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Paul The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Paul are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Vadnais Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vadnais Heights are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
White Bear The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve White Bear are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
White Bear Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve White Bear Lake are the Mental Health Resources and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.