Affordable Housing In Scott County
30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Scott County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Scott County, 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.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Scott County, Minnesota
|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|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Scott County, Minnesota
There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,167 affordable apartments for rent in Scott County, Minnesota.
Income Based Apartments in Scott County, Minnesota
Scott County features 449 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 Scott County, Minnesota
There are 664 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Scott County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Scott County, Minnesota
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Scott County landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Scott County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Scott County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,196 and $1,462.
2022 Scott County, 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|
|Scott County, Minnesota Fair Market Rent||$932||$1,078||$1,329||$1,841||$2,145|
|Scott County, Minnesota Payment Standard Range||$839 to $1,025||$970 to $1,186||$1,196 to $1,462||$1,657 to $2,025||$1,931 to $2,360|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Scott County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||30|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,167|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||449|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||16.87%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.59|
|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.
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 $118,200
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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Scott County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Scott County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Scott County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Scott County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Scott County
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