Affordable Housing In Tyler
Lincoln County, Minnesota

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tyler

Morning Sun Apartments

300 Highland Ct
Tyler, MN
Subsidized

Lincoln Co. Hra

298 Highland Ct
Tyler, MN

New Vistas Apartments

310 State St
Tyler, MN
Subsidized
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There are 3 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 52 affordable apartments for rent in Tyler. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 52 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Tyler, HUD housing programs support 16 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Tyler

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Lincoln County Public Housing
Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tyler, Minnesota

Tyler, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 52
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 52
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Total Population 1,244
Housing Units 488
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $48,125 ±$12,298
Median Rent $589 ±$89
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.9% ± 9.06pp

Population and Household Demographics

Tyler is a City in Lincoln County, Minnesota with a population of 1,244. There are 488 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 24.18% of households in Tyler are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tyler

The median gross income for households in Tyler is $48,125 a year, or $4,010 a month. The median rent for the city is $589 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tyler, a household making less than $1,963 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Tyler.1

Area Median Income In Tyler

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 Tyler, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lincoln County.

In Tyler, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,600

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 Tyler

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 Tyler HUD Rental Assistance in Tyler

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

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 Tyler

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 Tyler 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 Tyler

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$459 $529 $700 $877 $946