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Affordable Housing In Windom
Cottonwood County, Minnesota

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Windom

Windom Apartments

135-145 6th Ave S
Windom, Minnesota
Income Based-555
1-3 BR

Windom Townhouses 1500 Perkins Creek

1475 17th St
Windom, Minnesota

Riverview Apartments

605 10th St
Windom, Minnesota

Tanglewood Estates

1755 4th Ave
Windom, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Windom

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Windom Minnesota Public Housing
Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Windom, Minnesota

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 215 affordable apartments for rent in Windom, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Windom, Minnesota

Windom features 191 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 Windom, Minnesota

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Windom.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Windom, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Windom landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Windom.

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

2020 Windom, 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 $542 $714 $921 $1,141
Payment Standard Range $424 to $518 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $829 to $1,013 $1,027 to $1,255

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Windom, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 215
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 191
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $39,549 ±$3,560
Median Rent $560 ±$120
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.37% ± 19.14pp
Total Population 4,601

Population and Household Demographics

Windom is a city in Cottonwood County, Minnesota with a population of 4,601. There are 1,960 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 25.82% of households in Windom are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Windom

The median gross income for households in Windom is $39,549 a year, or $3,296 a month. The median rent for the city is $560 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Windom, a household making less than $1,867 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Windom.

Area Median Income In Windom

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 Windom, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cottonwood County.

In Windom, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,200

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 Windom

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 Windom

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
80% of Median $40,700 $46,500 $52,300 $58,100 $62,750 $67,400 $72,050 $76,700