Affordable Housing In Sauk Rapids
Benton County, Minnesota

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sauk Rapids

Russell Arms Apartments

315 Division St
Sauk Rapids, MN
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Shepherd Oak West Good Shepherd Luth Hm

220 13th St N
Sauk Rapids, MN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Good Shepherd Homes

1211 4th Ave N
Sauk Rapids, MN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Shepherd Oak Apartments

310 13th St N
Sauk Rapids, MN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

North Meadows Apartments - - Sauk Rapids

1215 2nd Ave N
Sauk Rapids, MN
Subsidized

Benton Heights Townhomes and Russell Arms Apartments

1200 1st Ave N
Sauk Rapids, MN
HCV Welcome

Northwood of Sauk Rapids

1401 2nd Ave N
Sauk Rapids, MN
HCV Welcome

Park Ave Apartments

1307 2nd Ave N
Sauk Rapids, MN
HCV Welcome
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 406 affordable apartments for rent in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. Sauk Rapids features 273 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 133 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sauk Rapids.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sauk Rapids, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 406
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 273
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $48,410 ±$4,818
Median Rent $643 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.11% ± 9.86pp
Total Population 13,196

Population and Household Demographics

Sauk Rapids is a City in Benton County, Minnesota with a population of 13,196. There are 5,215 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 36.64% of households in Sauk Rapids are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sauk Rapids

The median gross income for households in Sauk Rapids is $48,410 a year, or $4,034 a month. The median rent for the city is $643 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sauk Rapids, a household making less than $2,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Sauk Rapids.1

Area Median Income In Sauk Rapids

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Sauk Rapids, the AMI is calculated from all households within Benton County.

In Sauk Rapids, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Sauk Rapids

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 Sauk Rapids HUD Rental Assistance in Sauk Rapids

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Sauk Rapids

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2005, 3 low income apartment communities containing 115 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sauk Rapids by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Sauk Rapids

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
60% of Median $32,100 $36,660 $41,220 $45,780 $49,500 $53,160 $56,820 $60,480

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Sauk Rapids is $41,220 a year, or $3,435 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,435 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,031 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $669 $716 $859 $993 $1,108 $1,222
60% $803 $860 $1,031 $1,191 $1,329 $1,466
Fair Market Rents in Sauk Rapids

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$605 $657 $804 $1,151 $1,370