Affordable Housing In Washington County
Minnesota

37 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Waterford Townhouses

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

Woodmount Townhouses

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

Red Rock Square

150 Red Rock Crossing
Newport, Minnesota
$920-1,090
2-3 BR

Century North Apartments

4131 Geneva Ave
Oakdale, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Cottages of Aspen

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

The Groves Apartments

7752 Hemingway Ave S
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Call For Rent
3 BR

Birchwood Townhomes

14840 62nd St N.
Stillwater, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Curve Crest Villas

2225 Orleans Street W
Stillwater, Minnesota
$1,200-1,350
1-3 BR

Cypress Senior Living

4994 Hamlet Ave N
Oakdale, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Lincoln Place Aka Diamond Estates

850 Stillwater Rd
Mahtomedi, Minnesota
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Washington 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 Washington County, Minnesota

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 37 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,747 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Minnesota

Washington County features 1,006 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 Washington County, Minnesota

There are 1,690 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washington County landlords $3,400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Washington County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washington County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,196 and $1,462.

2022 Washington 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
Washington County, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $932 $1,078 $1,329 $1,841 $2,145
Washington County, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $839 to $1,025 $970 to $1,186 $1,196 to $1,462 $1,657 to $2,025 $1,931 to $2,360

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 37
Total Low Income Apartments 2,747
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.

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 $118,200

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,650 $28,200 $31,700 $35,200 $38,050 $40,850 $43,650 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,100 $46,950 $52,800 $58,650 $63,350 $68,050 $72,750 $77,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050

Cities In Washington County

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City Served By
Afton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Afton are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Bayport The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bayport are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Baytown 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 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Birchwood Village are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Cottage Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cottage Grove are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Dellwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dellwood are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Denmark The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Denmark are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Forest Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Forest Lake are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Grant 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 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 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 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Elmo are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lake St. Croix Beach 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.
Lakeland 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 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakeland Shores are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Landfall The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Landfall are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mahtomedi The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mahtomedi are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Marine on St. Croix 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 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve May are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Newport 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 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.
Oakdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oakdale are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Pine Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pine Springs are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Scandia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scandia are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
St. Marys Point 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 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.
Stillwater The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stillwater are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Stillwatership 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 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 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Willernie are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Woodbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodbury are the Washington County Community Development Agency and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority.