WHAT IS AFFORDABLE HOUSING?
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines housing as "affordable" if housing occupants spend no more than 30% of their income to pay housing costs, including utilities. The Metropolitan Council in Minnesota defines affordable housing as housing that is affordable to low and moderate income families. The Metropolitan Council considers a household to be "low-income" if its annual income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the 13-County Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan statistical area as determined by HUD.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
We provide information and education about housing options, such as the Section 8 subsidized housing and voucher programs
We can search and teach you to search for affordable housing in Minnesota
We can assist you with an application for affordable housing
We provide you with information about landlord and tenant rights, responsibilities, and much more