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Affordable Housing In Backus
Cass County, Minnesota

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Backus

Pine Mountain Apartments

101 Hazel St N
Backus, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Backus

Housing Authority Programs
Cass County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Backus, Minnesota

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 12 affordable apartments for rent in Backus, Minnesota.

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 $693 and $847.

2020 Backus, Minnesota 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
Fair Market Rent $502 $585 $770 $960 $1,043
Payment Standard Range $452 to $552 $527 to $644 $693 to $847 $864 to $1,056 $939 to $1,147

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Backus, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 12
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 1.90
Median Household Income $38,182 ±$7,966
Median Rent $510 ±$239
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.86% ± 33.19pp
Total Population 319

Population and Household Demographics

Backus is a city in Cass County, Minnesota with a population of 319. There are 168 households in the city with an average household size of 1.90 persons. 33.33% of households in Backus are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Backus

The median gross income for households in Backus is $38,182 a year, or $3,182 a month. The median rent for the city is $510 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Backus, a household making less than $1,700 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Backus.

Area Median Income In Backus

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Backus, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cass County.

In Backus, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,500

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 Backus

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 Backus

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
80% of Median $40,700 $46,500 $52,300 $58,100 $62,750 $67,400 $72,050 $76,700