Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Saint Paul, MN

Discover affordable housing in Saint Paul where there are 152+ 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.

Phalen Senior Lofts

635 Phalen Blvd, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55130

Straus Lofts

350 Sibley St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101


85 Livingston Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107

The Milton

180 Milton Ave N, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

Preservation One

1724 Case Ave E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

Rice Street Flats

800 Rice St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117

BB Housing I

49 Manitoba St , Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117

Como by the Lake

901 Como Boulevard East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103

Thomas Avenue Flats

1500 Thomas Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

Ramsey Commons

643 Dayton Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

Westminster Place Apartments

1374 Westminster St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55130

Winnipeg Apartments

850 Rice Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117

Lewis Park

180 Wayzata St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117

Fort Road Flats

2242 7th St W, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116

Hamline Station

1305 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

Lafayette Plaza

619 Lafayette Rd N, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55130

East McLean Ave

995 McLean Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

Selby Grotto Apartments

755 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

Cottages of Hillcrest

11825 Idaho Ave E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55119

Dorothy Day Center

183 Old Sixth St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Saint Paul, Minnesota
$21.87 (+247%) more than Minnesota minimum wage and $23.47 (+324%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Saint Paul, 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, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Family Unification Program (FUP) programs for Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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

How many renters live in Saint Paul, Minnesota?

The City of Saint Paul has 12,465 people living in 4,667 households.

There are 3,963 renters living in 1,624 renter households in this City. Renters make up 31.79 percent of the population living in Saint Paul.

What is the rental market like in Saint Paul, Minnesota?

There are an estimated 4,752 housing units in the Saint Paul area. Of these, 1,624 units are rental homes, making up 34 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Saint Paul, Minnesota, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Saint Paul?

The rental vacancy rate in Saint Paul is 0 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 Saint Paul for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Saint Paul
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
28 500 764 267 65
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Saint Paul

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

How many renter households in Saint Paul are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 58 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 22 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Saint Paul

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 Saint Paul, Minnesota

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Saint Paul?

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 22 79 percent
One BR 414 83 percent
Two BR 742 97 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Saint Paul, Minnesota

How many affordable rental units are in Saint Paul?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 115
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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

Income Based Apartments in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Saint Paul features 12,951 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 Saint Paul, Minnesota

There are 6,733 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Saint Paul.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Saint Paul, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Saint Paul landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Saint Paul.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Saint Paul, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,460 and $1,784.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.