Affordable Housing In Willmar
Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

Waiting List Openings In Willmar

Kandiyohi County, MN Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications on a limited basis from April 6, 2022 at 8:00 am, until August 31, 2022 at 4:30 pm CT.

How to Apply for the Kandiyohi County, MN Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Willmar

Cardinal Manor

1820 SE Becker Ave
Willmar, Minnesota
Income Based
1-2 BR

Valleyside Townhomes

3101 7th Ave NW
Willmar, Minnesota
2-3 BR

Highland Apartments

115 Becker Ave SE
Willmar, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR

Hanson Apartments

401 Lakeland Dr
Willmar, Minnesota
Income Based-761
1-2 BR

15th Street Flats

1613 15th Street Southeast
Willmar, Minnesota
1-3 BR

Countryside Estates

1226 Dana Drive Se
Willmar, Minnesota

West Central Mental Health Hng, Inc

917 20th Ave SE
Willmar, Minnesota
Disabled Supportive Housing

Centennial Square

1109 9th St SE
Willmar, Minnesota
Elderly Supportive Housing

Willow Run II

1401 5th St SW
Willmar, Minnesota

Becker Apartments

1409 Becker Ave SE
Willmar, Minnesota
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Willmar, 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 Willmar, Minnesota

Housing Authority Programs
Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Willmar, Minnesota

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 905 affordable apartments for rent in Willmar, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Willmar, Minnesota

Willmar features 642 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 Willmar, Minnesota

There are 263 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Willmar.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Willmar, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Willmar, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $735 and $899.

2022 Willmar, 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
Willmar, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $618 $671 $817 $1,161 $1,398
Willmar, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $556 to $680 $604 to $738 $735 to $899 $1,045 to $1,277 $1,258 to $1,538

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Willmar, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 905
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 642
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $42,250 ±$2,308
Median Rent $653 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.13% ± 7.48pp
Total Population 19,685

Population and Household Demographics

Willmar is a city in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota with a population of 19,685. There are 7,785 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 43.07% of households in Willmar are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Willmar

The median gross income for households in Willmar is $42,250 a year, or $3,521 a month. The median rent for the city is $653 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Willmar, a household making less than $2,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Willmar.

Area Median Income In Willmar

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 Willmar, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kandiyohi County.

In Willmar, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,000

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 Willmar

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 Willmar

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Willmar AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,600 $20,100 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Willmar AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,300 $33,450 $37,650 $41,800 $45,150 $48,500 $51,850 $55,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Willmar AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,850 $53,550 $60,250 $66,900 $72,300 $77,650 $83,000 $88,350