Affordable Housing In Sleepy Eye
Brown County, Minnesota

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sleepy Eye

Meadowview Townhomes

320 6th Ave SE
Sleepy Eye, MN
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Sunrise Manor

500 Remmele St SW
Sleepy Eye, MN

Ross Park Apartments

313 4th Ave SE
Sleepy Eye, MN
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Housing Authorities that serve Sleepy Eye

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Sleepy Eye Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 105 affordable apartments for rent in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Sleepy Eye features 81 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 24 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sleepy Eye.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sleepy Eye, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 105
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 81
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $45,500 ±$5,744
Median Rent $613 ±$82
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.44% ± 16.49pp
Total Population 3,498

Population and Household Demographics

Sleepy Eye is a City in Brown County, Minnesota with a population of 3,498. There are 1,354 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 27.77% of households in Sleepy Eye are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sleepy Eye

The median gross income for households in Sleepy Eye is $45,500 a year, or $3,792 a month. The median rent for the city is $613 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sleepy Eye, a household making less than $2,043 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Sleepy Eye.1

Area Median Income In Sleepy Eye

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 Sleepy Eye, the AMI is calculated from all households within Brown County.

In Sleepy Eye, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,800

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 Sleepy Eye

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 Sleepy Eye HUD Rental Assistance in Sleepy Eye

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,750 $18,000 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,200 $29,950 $33,700 $37,400 $40,400 $43,400 $46,400 $49,400
80% of Median $41,900 $47,900 $53,900 $59,850 $64,650 $69,450 $74,250 $79,050
Fair Market Rents in Sleepy Eye

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$465 $573 $714 $890 $967