Affordable Housing In Wabasha
Wabasha County, Minnesota

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wabasha

Maple Grove

730 6th St W
Wabasha, Minnesota
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Wabasha, Minnesota

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wabasha, Minnesota

Housing Authority Programs
Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wabasha, Minnesota

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 110 affordable apartments for rent in Wabasha, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Wabasha, Minnesota

Wabasha features 110 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 Wabasha, Minnesota

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wabasha.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wabasha, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wabasha landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wabasha.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wabasha, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Wabasha, 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
Wabasha, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $522 $656 $757 $1,075 $1,236
Wabasha, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $470 to $574 $590 to $722 $681 to $833 $968 to $1,183 $1,112 to $1,360

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wabasha, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 110
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 110
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.39%
Average Renter Household Size 1.61
Average Household Size 1.99
Median Household Income $37,361 ±$6,662
Median Rent $670 ±$114
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.01% ± 12.55pp
Total Population 2,659

Population and Household Demographics

Wabasha is a city in Wabasha County, Minnesota with a population of 2,659. There are 1,262 households in the city with an average household size of 1.99 persons. 34.39% of households in Wabasha are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wabasha

The median gross income for households in Wabasha is $37,361 a year, or $3,113 a month. The median rent for the city is $670 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wabasha, a household making less than $2,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Wabasha.

Area Median Income In Wabasha

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 Wabasha, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wabasha County.

In Wabasha, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,400

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 Wabasha

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 Wabasha

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wabasha AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,800 $21,450 $24,150 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wabasha AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,300 $35,800 $40,250 $44,700 $48,300 $51,900 $55,450 $59,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wabasha AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,050 $57,200 $64,350 $71,500 $77,250 $82,950 $88,700 $94,400