Affordable Housing In Swift County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Swift County

Riverview Apartments ( Appleton )

400 E Thielke Ave
Appleton, MN
Income Based
2 BR

New Paris Apartments

1901 Countryside Dr
Benson, MN
1 BR
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Nevada Square Townhouses

420 18th St N
Benson, MN

Parkview Manor

300 13th St N
Benson, MN

North View Court Townhomes

1021 13th St N
Benson, MN
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Housing Authorities that serve Swift County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Swift County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Benson Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Swift County, Minnesota

According to federal housing data and research, there are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 250 affordable apartments for rent in Swift County, Minnesota. Swift County features 226 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 Swift County.

Swift County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 250
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 226
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $49,035 ±$3,973
Median Rent $579 ±$69
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.52% ± 6.94pp
Total Population 9,525

Population and Household Demographics

Swift County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 9,525. There are 4,231 households in the county with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 26.61% of households in Swift County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Swift County

The median gross income for households in Swift County is $49,035 a year, or $4,086 a month. The median rent for the county is $579 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Swift County, a household making less than $1,930 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Swift County.1

Area Median Income In Swift 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 Swift County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,300

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 Swift 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 Swift County HUD Rental Assistance in Swift County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
80% of Median $40,550 $46,350 $52,150 $57,900 $62,550 $67,200 $71,800 $76,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Swift County

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

From 1996 to 1996, 1 low income apartment communities containing 23 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Swift 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 Swift County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
60% of Median $30,420 $34,800 $39,120 $43,440 $46,920 $50,400 $53,880 $57,360

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 Swift County is $39,120 a year, or $3,260 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,260 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $978 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% $634 $679 $815 $941 $1,050 $1,159
60% $761 $815 $978 $1,130 $1,260 $1,391
Fair Market Rents in Swift 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
$548 $552 $714 $973 $1,042

Cities In Swift County

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City Listings Served By
Appleton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Appleton is the Swift County HRA.
Benson 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Benson are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Benson and Swift County HRA.
Kerkhoven 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kerkhoven is the Swift County HRA.
Holloway 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holloway is the Swift County HRA.
Appletonship 0
Bensonship 0
Camp Lake 0
Cashel 0
Clontarf 0
Clontarfship 0
Danvers 0
De Graff 0
Dublin 0
Edison 0
Fairfield 0
Hayes 0
Hegbert 0
Kerkhovenship 0
Kildare 0
Marysland 0
Moyer 0
Murdock 0
Pillsbury 0
Shible 0
Six Mile Grove 0
Swenoda 0
Tara 0
Torning 0
West Bank 0