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

Discover affordable housing in Saint Paul where there are 284+ 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.

293 Wilder St Unit #3

293 Wilder St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

bed 4
payment $2000/mo.

808 Buffalo St

808 Buffalo St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117

bed 3
payment $1800/mo.

389 Fairview Ave N Unit 1

389 Fairview Ave N Unit 1, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

bed 2
payment $1400/mo.

276 Nugent St

276 Nugent St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

bed 4
payment $2400/mo.

617 Maryland Ave E Unit 2

617 Maryland Ave E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55130

bed 1
payment $1070/mo.

1260 W Minnehaha Ave

1260 W Minnehaha Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

bed 3
payment $1995/mo.

1858 Magnolia Ave E Unit 203

1858 Magnolia Ave E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55119

bed 2
payment $1075/mo.

121 W Hoyt Ave

121 W Hoyt Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117

bed 2
payment $1175/mo.

840 Beech St

840 Beech St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

bed 2
payment $1133/mo.

1865 Magnolia Ave E Unit 203

1865 Magnolia Ave E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55119

bed 1
payment $895/mo.

884 Margaret St Unit 1

884 Margaret St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

bed 2
payment $1350/mo.

496 Maryland Ave W

496 Maryland Ave W, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117

bed 3
payment $1850/mo.

812 Atlantic St Unit 2

812 Atlantic St Unit 2, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

bed 1
payment $1050/mo.

1022 Stinson St

1022 Stinson St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103

bed 3
payment $1500/mo.

1111 W Minnehaha Ave Unit Studio

1111 W Minnehaha Ave Unit Studio, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

bed Studio
payment $895/mo.

981 Margaret St Unit #1

981 Margaret St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

bed 2
payment $1200/mo.

1181 Ross Ave

1181 Ross Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

bed 4
payment $1650/mo.

1339 N Eustis St Unit 3

1339 N Eustis St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

bed 2
payment $1349/mo.

645-651 N Mackubin St Unit 3

645-651 N Mackubin St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103

bed 1
payment $795/mo.

1846 Magnolia Ave E Unit 302

1846 Magnolia Ave E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55119

bed 1
payment $895/mo.

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
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 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 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.