Affordable Housing In Nelson County
North Dakota

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Nelson County

The Village - Mcville

414 N Hamlin St
Mcville, North Dakota
Subsidized

Nelson County

112 6th St S
Mcville, North Dakota

Tolna Improvement

212 Welcome Ave East
Tolna, North Dakota

Aneta Homes Inc

206 4th St S
Aneta, North Dakota
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Nelson County, North Dakota

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 Nelson County, North Dakota

Housing Authority Programs
Nelson County Housing Authority Public Housing
North Central Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Nelson County, North Dakota

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 87 affordable apartments for rent in Nelson County, North Dakota.

Income Based Apartments in Nelson County, North Dakota

Nelson County features 87 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 Nelson County, North Dakota

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Nelson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Nelson County, North Dakota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Nelson County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Nelson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Nelson County, North Dakota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Nelson 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
Nelson County, North Dakota Fair Market Rent $715 $730 $826 $1,174 $1,370
Nelson County, North Dakota Payment Standard Range $644 to $787 $657 to $803 $743 to $909 $1,057 to $1,291 $1,233 to $1,507

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Nelson County, ND Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 87
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 87
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.6%
Average Renter Household Size 1.38
Average Household Size 1.95
Median Household Income $51,085 ±$2,760
Median Rent $467 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 12.79% ± 4.72pp
Total Population 3,048

Population and Household Demographics

Nelson County is a county in North Dakota with a population of 3,048. There are 1,522 households in the county with an average household size of 1.95 persons. 22.6% of households in Nelson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Nelson County

The median gross income for households in Nelson County is $51,085 a year, or $4,257 a month. The median rent for the county is $467 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Nelson County, a household making less than $1,557 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 12.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Nelson County.

Area Median Income In Nelson 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 Nelson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,700

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 Nelson 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 Nelson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Nelson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Nelson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,600 $37,250 $41,900 $46,550 $50,300 $54,000 $57,750 $61,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Nelson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,150 $59,600 $67,050 $74,500 $80,500 $86,450 $92,400 $98,350

Cities In Nelson County

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City Served By
Aneta The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Aneta are the North Central Housing Authority and Nelson County Housing Authority.
Dahlen The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dahlen are the North Central Housing Authority and Nelson County Housing Authority.
Lakota The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakota are the North Central Housing Authority and Nelson County Housing Authority.
Mcville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mcville are the Nelson County Housing Authority and North Central Housing Authority.
Michigan City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Michigan City are the North Central Housing Authority and Nelson County Housing Authority.
Pekin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pekin are the North Central Housing Authority and Nelson County Housing Authority.
Petersburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Petersburg are the North Central Housing Authority and Nelson County Housing Authority.
Tolna The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tolna are the Nelson County Housing Authority and North Central Housing Authority.