Affordable Housing In Stevens County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stevens County

Eastside Acres

404 E 3rd St
Chokio, MN
1 BR

Nature's Edge Apartments

105 Sunnyslope Road
Morris, MN
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Pacific Place

619 East 8th Street
Morris, MN
1-2 BR

Chokio Housing Duplex 5

606 W 1st St
Chokio, MN
2 BR

Chokio Housing Duplex 3

109 W 1st St
Chokio, MN
2 BR

Crystal Lake Townhomes

105 S Atlantic Ave
Morris, MN
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Grandview Apartments

100 S Columbia Ave
Morris, MN

Morris Key Row

151 Sunnyslope Rd
Morris, MN

Wildwoods Apartments

707 Iowa Ave
Morris, MN
HCV Welcome

Hancock Housing

543 4th St
Hancock, MN
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Housing Authorities that serve Stevens County

Housing Authority Programs
Stevens County HRA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Stevens County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Morris Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stevens County, Minnesota

According to federal housing data and research, there are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 320 affordable apartments for rent in Stevens County, Minnesota. Stevens County features 270 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 50 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stevens County.

Stevens County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 320
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 270
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.8%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $52,302 ±$3,546
Median Rent $587 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.86% ± 10.64pp
Total Population 9,771

Population and Household Demographics

Stevens County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 9,771. There are 3,668 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 32.8% of households in Stevens County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stevens County

The median gross income for households in Stevens County is $52,302 a year, or $4,359 a month. The median rent for the county is $587 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stevens County, a household making less than $1,957 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Stevens County.1

Area Median Income In Stevens 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 Stevens County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,500

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 Stevens 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 Stevens County HUD Rental Assistance in Stevens County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,300 $18,600 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,150 $31,000 $34,900 $38,750 $41,850 $44,950 $48,050 $51,150
80% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $62,000 $67,000 $71,950 $76,900 $81,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Stevens County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1995 to 1997, 2 low income apartment communities containing 37 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Stevens County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Stevens County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,150 $31,000 $34,900 $38,750 $41,850 $44,950 $48,050 $51,150
60% of Median $32,580 $37,200 $41,880 $46,500 $50,220 $53,940 $57,660 $61,380

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Stevens County is $41,880 a year, or $3,490 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,490 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,047 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $679 $727 $873 $1,008 $1,124 $1,240
60% $815 $872 $1,047 $1,209 $1,349 $1,488
Fair Market Rents in Stevens County

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
$471 $627 $714 $957 $1,200

Cities In Stevens County

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City Listings Served By
Morris 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Morris are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Morris and Stevens County HRA.
Chokio 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chokio is the Stevens County HRA.
Hancock 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hancock is the Stevens County HRA.
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