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Affordable Housing In Steele County

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Steele County

Northgate Apartments

131 West Rose Street
Owatonna, Minnesota
1-2 BR

Irongate Apartments

310 E 4th Ave N
Aurora, Minnesota
Income Based
1-3 BR

Lincoln Square

435 16th St NE
Owatonna, Minnesota
1-3 BR

Ellendale Square

208 7th Ave W
Ellendale, Minnesota
1-2 BR

Willow Run I & II Townhomes

2785 3rd Ave NE
Owatonna, Minnesota
3 BR

Cedar Run Townhomes

2300 N Cedar Ave
Owatonna, Minnesota

Ivanhoe Apartments

230 12th St NE
Owatonna, Minnesota

Parkview Heights Townhouses

402 Saint Paul Pl
Owatonna, Minnesota

Owatonna Senior Housing, Inc Aka Maple Trail

165 24th Pl NW
Owatonna, Minnesota
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedardale South

2211 Hartle Ave
Owatonna, Minnesota

Guide To Affordable Housing in Steele County, Minnesota

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 679 affordable apartments for rent in Steele County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Steele County, Minnesota

Steele County features 466 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 Steele County, Minnesota

There are 213 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Steele County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Steele County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Steele County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Steele County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Steele County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $750 and $916.

2020 Steele 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
Fair Market Rent $543 $632 $833 $1,181 $1,463
Payment Standard Range $489 to $597 $569 to $695 $750 to $916 $1,063 to $1,299 $1,317 to $1,609

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Steele County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 679
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 466
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $57,858 ±$2,118
Median Rent $731 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48% ± 6.73pp
Total Population 36,523

Population and Household Demographics

Steele County is a county in Minnesota with a population of 36,523. There are 14,271 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 23.65% of households in Steele County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Steele County

The median gross income for households in Steele County is $57,858 a year, or $4,822 a month. The median rent for the county is $731 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Steele County, a household making less than $2,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48% of households who rent are overburdened in Steele County.

Area Median Income In Steele 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 Steele County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,900

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 Steele 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 Steele County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,000 $19,400 $21,850 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,350 $32,400 $36,450 $40,450 $43,700 $46,950 $50,200 $53,400
80% of Median $45,300 $51,800 $58,250 $64,700 $69,900 $75,100 $80,250 $85,450

Cities In Steele County

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City Served By
Blooming Prairie
Clinton Falls
Owatonna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Owatonna is the Owatonna HRA.