Subsidized Housing in Minnesota
There are 4 major subsidized housing programs in Minnesota: Section 8 Vouchers, Project Based Section 8, Public Housing, and Section 42. Watch this 7 minute video to learn about each one.
What is subsidized housing?
Housing that receives some form of financial assistance from the government through the use of operating subsidies, tax credits or rent payments in order to make the rent affordable to low-to-moderate income renters. These programs were established to
provide decent, safe rental housing for eligible low-to-moderate income
families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
How do I obtain subsidized housing?
|Section 8 Vouchers |
Government issued rent
that the renter uses in the private market
|Public Housing |
Government owned rent-
based-on-income housing facilities
|Project Based Section 8 |
income facilities where the
is connected to the building
|Section 42 Tax Credit |
Privately owned rent-based-
facilities that use tax
incentives to keep rents low
to search for subsidized housing in the Twin Cities Metro Area.