Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Ramsey County, MN

Discover affordable housing in Ramsey County where there are 201+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Mount Carmel Manor Housing Corp.

1560 Bellows St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55118


1830 University Ave W, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

Kings Crossing

500 Dale St N, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103

Mounds View Supportive Housing Inc

2670 County Road I, Mounds View, Minnesota 55112

Roselawn Village Apartments

1074 Roselawn Ave W, Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Rivertown Commons Apartments

175 Charles Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103

Lyngblomsten Apartments

1455 Almond Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

Central Towers

20 Exchange St E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

516 Humboldt Apartments

516 Humboldt Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107

Womens Advocates

584 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

Franklyn Park Apartments

2485 Seppala Blvd, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55109

Rockwood Place Apartments

2255 Rockwood Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116

Roseville Seniors

1045 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Wildwood Manor

2559 Moundsview Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112

Hall Young Plaza

423 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

Etna Woods

1216 Clarence St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

Elders Lodge

1500 Magnolia Ave E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106


2820 Snelling Ave N, Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Heritage House

218 7th St E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

Century Hill Townhouses

3525 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Ramsey County, Minnesota

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Ramsey County, Minnesota
$21.87 (+247%) more than Minnesota minimum wage and $23.47 (+324%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Ramsey County, Minnesota Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Ramsey County, Minnesota.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Ramsey County, Minnesota.

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

How many renters live in Ramsey County, Minnesota?

The County of Ramsey County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 32.45 percent of the population living in Ramsey County.

What is the rental market like in Ramsey County, Minnesota?

There are an estimated housing units in the Ramsey County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Ramsey County, Minnesota, there are 1.08 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Ramsey County?

The rental vacancy rate in Ramsey County is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Ramsey County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ramsey County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
6,517 33,318 31,445 9,740 3,598
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ramsey County

A large number of apartments in Ramsey County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Ramsey County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,174 to $2,478. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,174
One BR $1,327
Two BR $1,622
Three BR $2,188
Four BR $2,478
2024 Fair Market Rents in Ramsey County, Minnesota

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Ramsey County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 4,248 65 percent
One BR 22,177 67 percent
Two BR 19,039 61 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Ramsey County, Minnesota

How many affordable rental units are in Ramsey County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Ramsey County, Minnesota including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Ramsey County, Minnesota

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Ramsey County, Minnesota

Ramsey County features 14,530 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 9,695 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 $1,460 and $1,784.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.