Affordable Housing In Barnesville
Clay County, Minnesota

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Barnesville

Leonhardt Manor

302 5th St. NE
Barnesville, MN
1 BR

Fairview Apartments

224 5th St NE
Barnesville, MN

Barnesville Apartments

802 5th St SE
Barnesville, MN

Sandstone Apartments

125 6th St SW
Barnesville, MN
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Barnesville

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Barnsville Public Housing
Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Barnesville, Minnesota

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 74 affordable apartments for rent in Barnesville, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Barnesville, Minnesota

Barnesville features 30 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 Barnesville, Minnesota

There are 44 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barnesville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Barnesville, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Barnesville, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $751 and $917.

2020 Barnesville, 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 $555 $676 $834 $1,203 $1,464
Payment Standard Range $500 to $611 $608 to $744 $751 to $917 $1,083 to $1,323 $1,318 to $1,610

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Barnesville, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 74
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 30
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.18%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $57,163 ±$5,915
Median Rent $603 ±$125
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.77% ± 19.37pp
Total Population 2,571

Population and Household Demographics

Barnesville is a City in Clay County, Minnesota with a population of 2,571. There are 1,001 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 16.18% of households in Barnesville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barnesville

The median gross income for households in Barnesville is $57,163 a year, or $4,764 a month. The median rent for the city is $603 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barnesville, a household making less than $2,010 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Barnesville.1

Area Median Income In Barnesville

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 Barnesville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clay County.

In Barnesville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,100

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 Barnesville

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 Barnesville HUD Rental Assistance in Barnesville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,700 $20,200 $22,750 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,450 $33,650 $37,850 $42,050 $45,450 $48,800 $52,150 $55,550
80% of Median $47,150 $53,850 $60,600 $67,300 $72,700 $78,100 $83,500 $88,850