Affordable Housing In Wabasha County
Minnesota

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wabasha County

Harvest Ridge Townhomes

705 3rd Ave NE
Plainview, Minnesota
$645-735
2-3 BR

Plainview Seniors Housing

905 2nd Ave NW
Plainview, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Norplain Apartments

330 1st St NE
Plainview, Minnesota
Subsidized

Rivers Edge Apartments

549 Short St
Mazeppa, Minnesota

Maple Grove

730 6th St W
Wabasha, Minnesota

Plainview Apartments

100 5th Ave NE
Plainview, Minnesota
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Wabasha County, 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 County, 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 County, Minnesota

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 218 affordable apartments for rent in Wabasha County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Wabasha County, Minnesota

Wabasha County features 158 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 County, Minnesota

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wabasha County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wabasha County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wabasha County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Wabasha County.

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

2022 Wabasha 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
Wabasha County, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $522 $656 $757 $1,075 $1,236
Wabasha County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wabasha County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 218
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 158
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.63%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $56,510 ±$1,667
Median Rent $699 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.35% ± 5.32pp
Total Population 21,381

Population and Household Demographics

Wabasha County is a county in Minnesota with a population of 21,381. There are 8,953 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 18.63% of households in Wabasha County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wabasha County

The median gross income for households in Wabasha County is $56,510 a year, or $4,709 a month. The median rent for the county is $699 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wabasha County, a household making less than $2,330 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Wabasha County.

Area Median Income In Wabasha 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 Wabasha County, 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 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 Wabasha County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wabasha County 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 County 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 County 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

Cities In Wabasha County

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City Served By
Chester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Elgin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elgin is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Elginship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elginship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Gillford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gillford is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Glasgow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glasgow is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Greenfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hammond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hammond is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Highland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hyde Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hyde Park is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Kellogg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kellogg is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mazeppa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mazeppa is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mazeppaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mazeppaship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Millville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millville is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Minneiska The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minneiska is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Minneiskaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minneiskaship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mount Pleasant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Pleasant is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Oakwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakwood is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Pepin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pepin is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Plainview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plainview is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Plainviewship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plainviewship is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Wabasha The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wabasha is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Watopa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watopa is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
West Albany The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Albany is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Zumbro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zumbro is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Zumbro Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zumbro Falls is the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.