Affordable Housing In Washington County
Minnesota

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Woodmount Townhouses

8801 90th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN
$25-1,245
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Red Rock Square

150 Red Rock Crossing
Newport, MN
$920-1,090
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Century North Apartments

4131 Geneva Ave
Oakdale, MN
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Waterford Townhouses

1584 Hallmark Cir
Oakdale, MN
$25-1,136
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Cottages of Aspen

1745 Granada Ave N #79
Oakdale, MN
$930-1,071
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Charter Oak Townhomes

1122 Curve Crest Blvd W
Stillwater, MN
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Birchwood Townhomes

14840 62nd Street North #101
Stillwater, MN
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Groves Apartments

7752 Hemingway Ave S
Cottage Grove, MN
Call For Rent
3 BR
HCV Welcome

Eastwood Village I & II

6423 Upper 35th St N
Oakdale, MN
$905-1,325
1-3 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Forest Oak Apartments II

19838 Forest Rd N
Forest Lake, MN
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Washington County

Housing Authority Programs
Washington County Community Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Minnesota

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,351 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Minnesota. Washington County features 1,006 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,294 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 2,351
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,006
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $83,706 ±$1,524
Median Rent $1,144 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.04% ± 2.71pp
Total Population 246,670

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 246,670. There are 90,932 households in the county with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 19.87% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $83,706 a year, or $6,976 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,144 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $3,813 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.1

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,000

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 Washington 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 Washington County HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $34,800 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Washington County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1995 to 2012, 18 low income apartment communities containing 1,152 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Washington County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
60% of Median $42,000 $48,000 $54,000 $60,000 $64,800 $69,600 $74,400 $79,200

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 Washington County is $54,000 a year, or $4,500 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,500 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,350 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% $875 $938 $1,125 $1,300 $1,450 $1,600
60% $1,050 $1,125 $1,350 $1,560 $1,740 $1,920
Fair Market Rents in Washington County

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$820 $971 $1,214 $1,722 $2,025

Cities In Washington County

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City Listings Served By
Oakdale 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oakdale are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Forest Lake 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Forest Lake are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mahtomedi 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mahtomedi are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Stillwater 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stillwater are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Cottage Grove 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cottage Grove are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Woodbury 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodbury are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Newport 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newport are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Oak Park Heights 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oak Park Heights are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Afton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Afton are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Bayport 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bayport are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Baytown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Baytown are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Birchwood Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Birchwood Village are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Dellwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dellwood are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Denmark 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Denmark are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Grant 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grant are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Grey Cloud Island 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grey Cloud Island are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hugo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hugo are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake Elmo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Elmo are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lakeland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakeland are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lakeland Shores 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakeland Shores are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake St. Croix Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake St. Croix Beach are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Landfall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Landfall are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Marine on St. Croix 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marine on St. Croix are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
May 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve May are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Pine Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pine Springs are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Marys Point 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Marys Point are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Paul Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Paul Park are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Scandia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scandia are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Stillwatership 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stillwatership are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
West Lakeland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Lakeland are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Willernie 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Willernie are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.