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Affordable Housing In Shakopee
Scott County, Minnesota

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shakopee

Boulder Ridge Townhomes

1106 Kennsington Dr
Shakopee, Minnesota

Housing Authorities that serve Shakopee

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 Shakopee, Minnesota

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 450 affordable apartments for rent in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Shakopee, Minnesota

Shakopee features 205 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 Shakopee, Minnesota

There are 245 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shakopee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shakopee, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Shakopee landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Shakopee.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shakopee, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,093 and $1,335.

2020 Shakopee, 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 $820 $971 $1,214 $1,722 $2,025
Payment Standard Range $738 to $902 $874 to $1,068 $1,093 to $1,335 $1,550 to $1,894 $1,823 to $2,228

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Shakopee, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 450
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 205
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.92
Median Household Income $78,731 ±$5,361
Median Rent $1,073 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.64% ± 6.85pp
Total Population 39,137

Population and Household Demographics

Shakopee is a city in Scott County, Minnesota with a population of 39,137. There are 13,090 households in the city with an average household size of 2.92 persons. 23.67% of households in Shakopee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shakopee

The median gross income for households in Shakopee is $78,731 a year, or $6,561 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,073 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shakopee, a household making less than $3,577 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Shakopee.

Area Median Income In Shakopee

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 Shakopee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Scott County.

In Shakopee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,400

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 Shakopee

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 Shakopee

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $31,000 $33,500 $36,000 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650