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Affordable Housing In Traverse County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Traverse County

Wheaton Elderly

301 So 13th Street
Wheaton, Minnesota
1-2 BR

Valley Vista Apartments

317 2nd Ave SW
Browns Valley, Minnesota
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lake Traverse Proj

46830 Sweetcorn Dr
Browns Valley, Minnesota

Towers Apartments I

202 Trail St N
Wheaton, Minnesota
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Traverse County, Minnesota

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 55 affordable apartments for rent in Traverse County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Traverse County, Minnesota

Traverse County features 24 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 Traverse County, Minnesota

There are 31 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Traverse County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Traverse County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Traverse County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Traverse County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Traverse County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Traverse 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 $471 $542 $714 $890 $1,006
Payment Standard Range $424 to $518 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $905 to $1,107

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Traverse County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 55
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.29%
Average Renter Household Size 1.89
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $49,186 ±$2,915
Median Rent $530 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.67% ± 9.82pp
Total Population 3,429

Population and Household Demographics

Traverse County is a county in Minnesota with a population of 3,429. There are 1,524 households in the county with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 19.29% of households in Traverse County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Traverse County

The median gross income for households in Traverse County is $49,186 a year, or $4,099 a month. The median rent for the county is $530 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Traverse County, a household making less than $1,767 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Traverse County.

Area Median Income In Traverse 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 Traverse County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,800

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 Traverse 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 Traverse County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
80% of Median $40,700 $46,500 $52,300 $58,100 $62,750 $67,400 $72,050 $76,700

Cities In Traverse County

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