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Affordable Housing In Benson County
North Dakota

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Benson County

Park View Manor

402 3rd St
Maddock, North Dakota
Subsidized

Lodges of Fort Totten

Fort Totten
Fort Totten, North Dakota

Spirit Lake Lodges

Walking Eagle Circle
Fort Totten, North Dakota

Westbay Manor Homes

201 Main St W
Minnewaukan, North Dakota

Moeller Homes Inc

703 2nd Street
Maddock, North Dakota

Park Vue Apt 3

245 Main St West
Leeds, North Dakota

Spirit Lake Housing Corportion

3883 74th Ave Se
Fort Totten, North Dakota
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Housing Authorities that serve Benson County

Housing Authority Programs
Benson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Benson County, North Dakota

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 126 affordable apartments for rent in Benson County, North Dakota.

Income Based Apartments in Benson County, North Dakota

Benson County features 90 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 Benson County, North Dakota

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Benson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Benson County, North Dakota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Benson County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Benson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Benson County, North Dakota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Benson County, North Dakota 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
Benson County, North Dakota Fair Market Rent $629 $644 $734 $913 $1,247
Benson County, North Dakota Payment Standard Range $566 to $692 $580 to $708 $661 to $807 $822 to $1,004 $1,122 to $1,372

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Benson County, ND Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 126
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 90
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.83%
Average Renter Household Size 3.29
Average Household Size 2.97
Median Household Income $41,296 ±$1,869
Median Rent $423 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 23.26% ± 4.21pp
Total Population 6,794

Population and Household Demographics

Benson County is a county in North Dakota with a population of 6,794. There are 2,280 households in the county with an average household size of 2.97 persons. 35.83% of households in Benson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Benson County

The median gross income for households in Benson County is $41,296 a year, or $3,441 a month. The median rent for the county is $423 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Benson County, a household making less than $1,410 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 23.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Benson County.

Area Median Income In Benson 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 Benson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,600

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 Benson 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 Benson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Benson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,600 $20,100 $22,600 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Benson County 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 Benson County 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

Cities In Benson County

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City Served By
Brinsmade The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brinsmade is the Benson County Housing Authority.
Esmond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Esmond is the Benson County Housing Authority.
Fort Totten The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Totten is the Benson County Housing Authority.
Knox The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Knox is the Benson County Housing Authority.
Leeds The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leeds is the Benson County Housing Authority.
Maddock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maddock is the Benson County Housing Authority.
Minnewaukan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minnewaukan is the Benson County Housing Authority.
Oberon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oberon is the Benson County Housing Authority.
Warwick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warwick is the Benson County Housing Authority.
York The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves York is the Benson County Housing Authority.