Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Backus, MN

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Pine Mountain Apartments

101 Hazel St N, Backus, Minnesota 56435

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Backus, Minnesota
$9.20 (+104%) more than Minnesota minimum wage and $10.80 (+149%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Backus, Minnesota?

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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Backus, Minnesota.

Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Backus.

How many renters live in Backus, Minnesota?

The City of Backus has 320 people living in 122 households.

There are 65 renters living in 27 renter households in this City. Renters make up 20.31 percent of the population living in Backus.

What is the rental market like in Backus, Minnesota?

There are an estimated 173 housing units in the Backus area. Of these, 32 units are rental homes, making up 18 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Backus, Minnesota, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Backus?

The rental vacancy rate in Backus is 16 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Backus for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Backus
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1 6 16 4 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Backus

A large number of apartments in Backus have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Backus are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 19 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 7 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Backus

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $791 to $1,441. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $791
One BR $849
Two BR $953
Three BR $1,260
Four BR $1,441
2024 Fair Market Rents in Backus, Minnesota

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Backus?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1 100 percent
One BR 6 100 percent
Two BR 11 69 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Backus, Minnesota

How many affordable rental units are in Backus?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Backus, Minnesota including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Public Housing 12
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Backus, Minnesota

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Backus, Minnesota

Backus features 12 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 Backus, Minnesota

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Backus, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Backus landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Backus.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Backus, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $858 and $1,048.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.