Affordable Housing In Ramsey County
Minnesota

Affordable Housing programs support 10,217 income based apartments in Ramsey County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 8,714 affordable apartments in Ramsey County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Ramsey County, Minnesota

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Ramsey County. Go to the Minnesota Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Ramsey County.

Maryland Park Apartments

1619 Maryland Ave E
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Affordable

Hanover Townhomes

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

Selby Grotto Apartments

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

Community Plaza

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

Wilder Square

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

Sibley Court Apartments

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

Hamline Station

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

Cathedral Hill Homes

280 Dayton Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung

769 University Avenue W.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Supportive Housing
Homeless Transitional
Affordable

Como by the Lake

901 Como Boulevard East
Saint Paul, Minnesota
$860-1,245
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
55+
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Affordable Housing In Ramsey County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Ramsey County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Falcon Heights, MN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Falcon Heights.
Affordable Housing In Little Canada, MN Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Little Canada.
Affordable Housing In Mounds View, MN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Mounds View.
Affordable Housing In New Brighton, MN Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in New Brighton.
Affordable Housing In North St Paul, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in North St Paul.
Affordable Housing In Roseville, MN Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Roseville.
Affordable Housing In Saint Paul, MN Affordable Housing programs support 147 apartment communities in Saint Paul.
Affordable Housing In Shoreview, MN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Shoreview.
Affordable Housing In St Paul, MN Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in St Paul.
Affordable Housing In St. Paul, MN Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in St. Paul.
Affordable Housing In Vadnais Heights, MN Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Vadnais Heights.
Affordable Housing In White Bear Lake, MN Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in White Bear Lake.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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)
Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Ramsey County.

Ramsey County, Minnesota Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Ramsey County, Minnesota

Ramsey County features 10,217 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 8,714 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 $1,269 and $1,551.

2023 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 $1,007 $1,149 $1,410 $1,916 $2,209
Ramsey County, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $906 to $1,108 $1,034 to $1,264 $1,269 to $1,551 $1,724 to $2,108 $1,988 to $2,430

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ramsey County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 191
Total Low Income Apartments 19,172
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10,217
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

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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