Affordable Housing In South St Paul
Dakota County, Minnesota

Affordable Housing programs support 298 income based apartments in South St Paul where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 20 affordable apartments in South St Paul that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in South St Paul, Minnesota

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in South St Paul.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Minnesota Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near South St Paul.

Clark Place Apartments

1028 8th Ave S
South St Paul, Minnesota
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Nan Mckay

200 Marie Ave
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300 Grand Ave W
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Public Housing Agencies Serving South St Paul, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Dakota County Community Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near South St Paul.

South St Paul, Minnesota Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in South St Paul, Minnesota

South St Paul features 298 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 South St Paul, Minnesota

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in South St Paul.

Housing Choice Vouchers in South St Paul, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay South St Paul landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in South St Paul.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in South St Paul, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,269 and $1,551.

2023 South St Paul, 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
South St Paul, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $1,007 $1,149 $1,410 $1,916 $2,209
South St Paul, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $906 to $1,108 $1,034 to $1,264 $1,269 to $1,551 $1,724 to $2,108 $1,988 to $2,430

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

South St Paul, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 318
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 298
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $55,607 ±$3,259
Median Rent $822 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.94% ± 7.53pp
Total Population 20,413

Population and Household Demographics

South St Paul is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota with a population of 20,413. There are 8,366 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 33.06% of households in South St Paul are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South St Paul

The median gross income for households in South St Paul is $55,607 a year, or $4,634 a month. The median rent for the city is $822 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South St Paul, a household making less than $2,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.94% of households who rent are overburdened in South St Paul.

Area Median Income In South St Paul

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 South St Paul, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dakota County.

In South St Paul, 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 South St Paul

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 South St Paul

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the South St Paul 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 South St Paul 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 South St Paul 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