Do I Qualify?

Fargo affordable housing eligibility is based on income and household size, and varies by rental. To qualify for Fargo Housing rentals:

You must meet income requirements. See below for more information.

  • At least one member of the household must be 18 years or older.
  • Qualify on the basis of citizenship or the eligible immigrant status of family members.
  • Provide social security number information for family members as required.
  • Consent to Fargo Housing’s collection and use of family information as provided for in Fargo Housing-provided consent forms.
Affordable Rentals
Household Income Requirement
40% to 60% of Fargo Area Median Income ($89,400)
Household Size1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income may not exceed*$35,322$40,368$45,414$50,460$54,497$58,534$62,570$66,607
*Maximum income qualifications vary by apartment. Contact Fargo Housing for complete income eligibility requirements at 701.293.6262.
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Public Housing Rentals
Household Income Requirement
80% of Fargo Area Median Income ($89,400)
Household Size1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income may not exceed*$50,050$57,200$64,350$71,500$77,250$82,950$88,700$94,400
*Maximum income qualifications vary by apartment. Contact Fargo Housing for complete income eligibility requirements at 701.293.6262.
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Fargo Housing’s order of preference for Public Housing, regardless of date and time of application is:

  • Require wheelchair accessibility
  • Working family (Scattered site only)
  • Those residing in Cass or Clay County at the time of application
  • Head of Household has custody of minor children (under 18 years old) that reside in the household
  • Head of Household is disabled (physically, mentally or emotionally)
  • Head of Household is near elderly, 62 years of age or older
  • Household member is eligible for U.S. Veteran status
Accessible Rentals
Household Income Requirement
40% to 60% of Fargo Area Median Income ($89,400)
Household Size1 2
Income may not exceed*$50,050$57,200
*Maximum income qualifications vary by apartment. Contact Fargo Housing for complete income eligibility requirements at 701.293.6262.
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55+ Senior Rentals
Age Requirement
At least one member of the household must be 55 years of age or older
Household Income Requirement
30% to 60% of Fargo Area Median Income ($89,400)
Household Size1 2
Income may not exceed*$50,050$57,200
*Maximum income qualifications vary by apartment. Contact Fargo Housing for complete income eligibility requirements at 701.293.6262.
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Housing First Rentals
Rent Requirement
No rent requirement.
Fargo Housing utilizes the Coordinated Access, Referral, Entry, & Stabilization protocol to select the most vulnerable individuals in need of housing. Contact Fargo Housing for complete information at 701.293.6262.
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Housing Choice Vouchers
Household Income Requirement
50% of Fargo Area Median Income ($89,400)
Household Size1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income may not exceed*$31,300$35,800$40,250$44,700$48,300$51,900$55,900$59,050

Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) help pay the rent in the form of vouchers that are paid directly to a private landlord. Residents are responsible for finding rentals that accept HCVs.

Fargo Housing’s order of preference for Housing Choice Vouchers, regardless of date and time of application is:

  • Local victims of domestic violence, referred by Rape and Abuse Crisis Center
  • Those residing in Cass or Clay County at the time of application
  • Head of Household has custody of minor children (under 18 years old) that reside in the household
  • Head of Household is disabled (physically, mentally or emotionally)
  • Head of Household is near elderly, 62 years of age or older
  • Household member is eligible for U.S. Veteran status
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*Income Limit Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Income Limits Documentation System, Fargo ND-MN MSA, 2020.
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