Affordable Housing In Scott County
Minnesota

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Scott County

Highwood Homes

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

Orchard Street Townhomes

300 E Orchard St
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
1 BR

200 Levee Drive Apartments

200 Levee Dr W
Shakopee, Minnesota
1 BR
Subsidized

Sarazin Flats Apartments

1575 Sarazin Street
Shakopee, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Sarazin Flats II

1595 Sarazin St
Shakopee, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Belle Haven Apartments

South Chestnut Street
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Village Commons Apartments

14125 Virginia Ave
Savage, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Shakopee Village Senior Apartments

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

Louisiana Lofts

14977 Louisiana Avenue South
Savage, Minnesota
$841-1,156
1-3 BR

Pike Lake Marsh Apartments

4489 Marsh Drive Northeast
Prior Lake, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

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

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

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
Total Population 137,322

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.
$24,650 $28,200 $31,700 $35,200 $38,050 $40,850 $43,650 $46,630
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.
$41,100 $46,950 $52,800 $58,650 $63,350 $68,050 $72,750 $77,450
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.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050

Cities In Scott County

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City Served By
Belle Plaine The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Belle Plaine are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Belle Plaineship 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 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 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 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 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 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helena are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Jackson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jackson are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Jordan The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jordan are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Louisville 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 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Market are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Prior Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Prior Lake are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Sand Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sand Creek are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Savage The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Savage are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Shakopee The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shakopee are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Spring Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring Lake are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Lawrence The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Lawrence are the Scott County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.