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Affordable Housing In Baxter
Crow Wing County, Minnesota

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baxter

Grand Oaks Townhomes

14084 Grand Oaks Dr
Baxter, Minnesota
$695-785
2-3 BR

Excelsior Court Apartments

7276 Excelsior Rd
Baxter, Minnesota
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Baxter

Housing Authority Programs
Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Baxter, Minnesota

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Baxter, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Baxter, Minnesota

Baxter features 24 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 Baxter, Minnesota

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baxter.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baxter, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Baxter landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Baxter.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baxter, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $752 and $920.

2020 Baxter, 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 $545 $635 $836 $1,086 $1,193
Payment Standard Range $491 to $600 $572 to $699 $752 to $920 $977 to $1,195 $1,074 to $1,312

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Baxter, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $57,715 ±$8,382
Median Rent $910 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.07% ± 12.37pp
Total Population 7,768

Population and Household Demographics

Baxter is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota with a population of 7,768. There are 3,099 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 29.69% of households in Baxter are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baxter

The median gross income for households in Baxter is $57,715 a year, or $4,810 a month. The median rent for the city is $910 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baxter, a household making less than $3,033 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Baxter.

Area Median Income In Baxter

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 Baxter, the AMI is calculated from all households within Crow Wing County.

In Baxter, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,600

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 Baxter

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 Baxter

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