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Affordable Housing In Sauk Rapids
Benton County, Minnesota

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sauk Rapids

Russell Arms Apartments

315 Division St
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR

Shepherd Oak West Good Shepherd Luth Hm

220 13th St N
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Elderly Supportive Housing

Good Shepherd Homes

1211 4th Ave N
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Elderly Supportive Housing

Shepherd Oak Apartments

310 13th St N
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Elderly Supportive Housing

North Meadows Apartments - - Sauk Rapids

1215 2nd Ave N
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

Northwood of Sauk Rapids

1401 2nd Ave N
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

Park Ave Apartments

1307 2nd Ave N
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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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.

Income Based Apartments in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

Sauk Rapids features 273 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 Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

There are 133 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sauk Rapids.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sauk Rapids landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sauk Rapids.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $724 and $884.

2020 Sauk Rapids, Minnesota Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $605 $657 $804 $1,151 $1,370
Payment Standard Range $545 to $666 $591 to $723 $724 to $884 $1,036 to $1,266 $1,233 to $1,507

Sourced from federal housing data and 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.

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 $81,200

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 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 $17,050 $19,500 $21,950 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,450 $32,500 $36,550 $40,600 $43,850 $47,100 $50,350 $53,600
80% of Median $45,500 $52,000 $58,500 $64,950 $70,150 $75,350 $80,550 $85,750