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Affordable Housing In Silver Lake
McLeod County, Minnesota

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Silver Lake

Uptown Apartments

401 Center St NW
Silver Lake, Minnesota
Income Based-675
1-2 BR
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Housing Authorities that serve Silver Lake

Housing Authority Programs
Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Silver Lake, Minnesota

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 12 affordable apartments for rent in Silver Lake, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Silver Lake, Minnesota

Silver Lake features 0 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 Silver Lake, Minnesota

There are 12 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Silver Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Silver Lake, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Silver Lake landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Silver Lake.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Silver Lake, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $672 and $822.

2021 Silver Lake, 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 $493 $567 $747 $1,069 $1,284
Payment Standard Range $444 to $542 $510 to $624 $672 to $822 $962 to $1,176 $1,156 to $1,412

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Silver Lake, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 12
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.56%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $50,592 ±$6,088
Median Rent $638 ±$168
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.13% ± 13.8pp
Total Population 964

Population and Household Demographics

Silver Lake is a city in McLeod County, Minnesota with a population of 964. There are 387 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 32.56% of households in Silver Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Silver Lake

The median gross income for households in Silver Lake is $50,592 a year, or $4,216 a month. The median rent for the city is $638 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Silver Lake, a household making less than $2,127 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Silver Lake.

Area Median Income In Silver Lake

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 Silver Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within McLeod County.

In Silver Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,400

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 Silver Lake

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 Silver Lake

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,750 $30,600 $34,400 $38,200 $41,300 $44,350 $47,400 $50,450
80% of Median $42,800 $48,900 $55,000 $61,100 $66,000 $70,900 $75,800 $80,700