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

Discover affordable housing in Saint Paul where there are 325+ 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.

Park Crossing Apartments

1068 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

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accessibility Accessible

Fort Road Flats

2242 7th St W, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116

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accessibility Accessible

Sherman - Forbes Housing

309 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

Renaissance Box

200 East 10th Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

bed Studio-2
payment $770-927/mo.
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accessibility Accessible

The Summit

906 South 7th Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55415

bed Studio
payment $530/mo.

Crane Ordway

281 5th Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

bed Studio
payment $434-789/mo.
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accessibility Accessible

Montreal Hi-Rise

1085 Montreal Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116

bed 1
payment Subsidized

Cleveland Hi-Rise

899 South Cleveland Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116

bed 1
payment Subsidized

Dunedin Hi-Rise

469 Ada Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116

bed 1
payment Subsidized

Wilson Hi-Rise

1300 Wilson Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

bed 1

Wabasha Hi-Rise

545 Wabasha Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

bed Studio-1
payment Subsidized

Seal Hi-Rise

825 Seal Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114

bed 1

Neill Hi-Rise

325 Laurel Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

bed 1

Iowa Hi-Rise

1743 Iowa Avenue East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

bed 1

Front Hi-Rise

727 Front Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103

bed 1

Mt. Airy Homes

91 E Arch St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55130

bed 2-5
accessibility Accessible

Valley Hi-Rise

261 E University Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55130

bed Studio-1
accessibility Accessible

Mount Airy Hi-Rise

200 E Arch St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55130

bed 1-2
accessibility Accessible

Mcdonough Homes

1544 Timberlake Road, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117

bed 1-5
payment Subsidized

Roosevelt Homes

1575 Ames Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

bed 1-4
payment Subsidized

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Saint Paul, 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
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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.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Saint Paul, Minnesota
$30.72/hour
$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 people living in households.

There are renters living in 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 housing units in the Saint Paul area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up 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 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
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.