Low Income Apartments In Scott County
Minnesota

Low Income Apartments In Scott County

Orchard Street Townhomes

300 E Orchard St
Belle Plaine, MN
$740-840
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Highwood Homes

4716 Tower St SE
Prior Lake, MN
$811-1,012
2-4 BR
Subsidized

200 Levee Drive Apartments

200 Levee Dr W
Shakopee, MN
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Shakopee Village Senior Apartments

1428 4th Ave E
Shakopee, MN
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Louisiana Lofts

14977 Louisiana Ave S
Savage, MN
$841-1,156
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Pike Lake Marsh Apartments

4489 Marsh Dr NE
Prior Lake, MN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Clifton Townhomes

551 Dakota St S
Shakopee, MN
Subsidized

Sarazin Flats Apartments

1575 Sarazin St
Shakopee, MN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Monaco Lake East

5201 Monaco Drive
Jackson, MS

Boessling Lutheran Village Apartments

611 W Main St
Belle Plaine, MN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 28 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,064 affordable apartments for rent in Scott County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 542 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Scott County, HUD housing programs support 297 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 522 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Scott County

Housing Authority Programs
Scott County Community Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Scott County

Housing Authority Programs
Scott Carver Dakota Cap Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Scott County, Minnesota

Scott County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 1,064
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 542
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Total Population 137,322
Housing Units 46,805
Average Household Size 2.90
Median Household Income $87,794 ±$2,092
Median Rent $1,024 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.36% ± 3.86pp

Population and Household Demographics

Scott County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 137,322. There are 46,805 households in the county with an average household size of 2.90 persons. 16.87% of households in Scott County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Scott County

The median gross income for households in Scott County is $87,794 a year, or $7,316 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,024 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Scott County, a household making less than $3,413 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Scott County.1

Area Median Income In Scott County

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.

In Scott County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,000

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 Scott County

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 Scott County HUD Rental Assistance in Scott County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $34,800 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Scott County

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

From 1996 to 2003, 12 low income apartment communities containing 383 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Scott County 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 Scott County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $42,000 $48,000 $54,000 $60,000 $64,800 $69,600 $74,400 $79,200

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 Scott County is $54,000 a year, or $4,500 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,500 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,350 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% $875 $938 $1,125 $1,300 $1,450 $1,600
60% $1,050 $1,125 $1,350 $1,560 $1,740 $1,920
Fair Market Rents in Scott County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$763 $915 $1,151 $1,636 $1,923

Cities In Scott County

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City Listings Served By
Prior Lake 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Prior Lake are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Shakopee 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shakopee are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Belle Plaine 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Belle Plaine are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Savage 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Savage are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Jordan 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jordan are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Belle Plaineship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Belle Plaineship are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Blakeley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blakeley are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Cedar Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cedar Lake are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Credit River 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Credit River are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Elko New Market 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elko New Market are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Helena 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helena are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Jackson 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jackson are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Louisville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Louisville are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
New Market 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Market are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Lawrence 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Lawrence are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Sand Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sand Creek are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Spring Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring Lake are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.