Affordable Housing In Brainerd
Crow Wing County, Minnesota

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brainerd

Circle Pines Apartments

603 Circle Pines Dr
Brainerd, Minnesota
1-2 BR

Timberland Townhomes

3332 Oak St
Brainerd, Minnesota
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Mississippi Terrace Apartments

215 4th St SW
Brainerd, Minnesota
1-3 BR

Trail Ridge

631 SW 6th St
Brainerd, Minnesota
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Valley View Townhomes

701 SW 6th St
Brainerd, Minnesota
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Ridgeview I Apartments

805 Walnut St
Brainerd, Minnesota
Accepts Vouchers

Northern Lights Apartments

511 D St NE
Brainerd, Minnesota
Disabled Supportive Housing

College Drive Townhouses

733 Brian Ln
Brainerd, Minnesota

Ridgeview II Apartments

810 Walnut St
Brainerd, Minnesota
Accepts Vouchers

North Star Apartments

410 E River Rd
Brainerd, Minnesota

Housing Authorities that serve Brainerd

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 Brainerd, Minnesota

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 612 affordable apartments for rent in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Brainerd, Minnesota

Brainerd features 413 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 Brainerd, Minnesota

There are 199 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brainerd.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brainerd, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brainerd landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Brainerd.

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

2020 Brainerd, 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 research.

Brainerd, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 612
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 413
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $30,975 ±$2,553
Median Rent $659 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.39% ± 8.2pp
Total Population 13,462

Population and Household Demographics

Brainerd is a City in Crow Wing County, Minnesota with a population of 13,462. There are 5,793 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 52.25% of households in Brainerd are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brainerd

The median gross income for households in Brainerd is $30,975 a year, or $2,581 a month. The median rent for the city is $659 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brainerd, a household making less than $2,197 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Brainerd.1

Area Median Income In Brainerd

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

In Brainerd, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,300

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 Brainerd

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 Brainerd

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
80% of Median $40,550 $46,350 $52,150 $57,900 $62,550 $67,200 $71,800 $76,450