Affordable Housing In Wadena County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wadena County

Riverview Apartments

17 N Hubbard Ave
Sebeka, MN
Income Based
1-2 BR

Blueberry Hills Apartments

420 1st St NE
Menahga, MN
Income Based
1-3 BR

Hilltop Villas Apartments

201 5th St SW
Sebeka, MN
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Pine Villa Apartments

323 1st St NE
Menahga, MN

Meadow Run Townhomes

714 Elm Ave SE
Menahga, MN
Accepts Vouchers

Riverview Apartments

300 S Hubbard Ave
Sebeka, MN
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Other Housing Authorities located in Wadena County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Wadena Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wadena County, Minnesota

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 112 affordable apartments for rent in Wadena County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Wadena County, Minnesota

Wadena County features 62 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 Wadena County, Minnesota

There are 50 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wadena County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wadena County, Minnesota

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

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

2020 Wadena 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 $560 $714 $910 $1,254
Payment Standard Range $424 to $518 $504 to $616 $643 to $785 $819 to $1,001 $1,129 to $1,379

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wadena County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 112
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 62
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $41,906 ±$2,982
Median Rent $569 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.5% ± 7.79pp
Total Population 13,759

Population and Household Demographics

Wadena County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 13,759. There are 5,673 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 23.11% of households in Wadena County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wadena County

The median gross income for households in Wadena County is $41,906 a year, or $3,492 a month. The median rent for the county is $569 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wadena County, a household making less than $1,897 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Wadena County.1

Area Median Income In Wadena 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 Wadena County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,500

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 Wadena 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 Wadena County HUD Rental Assistance in Wadena County

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

Cities In Wadena County

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City Listings Served By
Sebeka 3
Menahga 3
Verndale 0
Aldrich 0
Aldrichship 0
Blueberry 0
Bullard 0
Huntersville 0
Leaf River 0
Lyons 0
Meadow 0
Nimrod 0
North Germany 0
Orton 0
Red Eye 0
Rockwood 0
Shell River 0
Thomastown 0
Wadena 0
Wing River 0