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Affordable Housing In Upsala
Morrison County, Minnesota

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Upsala

Valley View Apartments

115 Oak Ave
Upsala, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Upsala

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Upsala, Minnesota

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 16 affordable apartments for rent in Upsala, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Upsala, Minnesota

Upsala features 0 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 Upsala, Minnesota

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Upsala.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Upsala, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Upsala landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Upsala.

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

2020 Upsala, 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 $984 $1,037
Payment Standard Range $424 to $518 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $886 to $1,082 $933 to $1,141

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Upsala, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 16
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.31%
Average Renter Household Size 1.90
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $54,688 ±$10,140
Median Rent $596 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.56% ± 16.9pp
Total Population 480

Population and Household Demographics

Upsala is a city in Morrison County, Minnesota with a population of 480. There are 201 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 38.31% of households in Upsala are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Upsala

The median gross income for households in Upsala is $54,688 a year, or $4,557 a month. The median rent for the city is $596 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Upsala, a household making less than $1,987 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Upsala.

Area Median Income In Upsala

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 Upsala, the AMI is calculated from all households within Morrison County.

In Upsala, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,400

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 Upsala

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 Upsala

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