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Affordable Housing In Worthington
Nobles County, Minnesota

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Worthington

New Castle Townhomes

2218 Castlewood Dr
Worthington, Minnesota
$640-870
2-4 BR

Grand Terrace Apartments

1585 Grand Avenue
Worthington, Minnesota
$595-795
1-3 BR

Viking Terrace Apartments

1440 Burlington Ave N
Worthington, Minnesota
Income Based
1-3 BR

Okabena Towers

212 12th St
Worthington, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Ridgewood

1381 Knollwood Dr
Worthington, Minnesota
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Asi Worthington

2011 Nobles St
Worthington, Minnesota
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Windsor Apartments

1213 6th Ave
Worthington, Minnesota
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Atrium Highrise

819 10th St
Worthington, Minnesota

Sunshine Apartments

1620 Clary St
Worthington, Minnesota
Subsidized

Lenore Manor

808 Thompson Ave
Worthington, Minnesota
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Worthington

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Worthington, Minnesota

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 540 affordable apartments for rent in Worthington, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Worthington, Minnesota

Worthington features 330 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 Worthington, Minnesota

There are 210 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Worthington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Worthington, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Worthington, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $682 and $834.

2020 Worthington, 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 $572 $576 $758 $1,009 $1,027
Payment Standard Range $515 to $629 $518 to $634 $682 to $834 $908 to $1,110 $924 to $1,130

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Worthington, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 540
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 330
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.89
Median Household Income $47,467 ±$4,428
Median Rent $630 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.04% ± 10.23pp
Total Population 12,990

Population and Household Demographics

Worthington is a city in Nobles County, Minnesota with a population of 12,990. There are 4,362 households in the city with an average household size of 2.89 persons. 38.1% of households in Worthington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Worthington

The median gross income for households in Worthington is $47,467 a year, or $3,956 a month. The median rent for the city is $630 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Worthington, a household making less than $2,100 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 Worthington.

Area Median Income In Worthington

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 Worthington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nobles County.

In Worthington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,000

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 Worthington

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 Worthington

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