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Affordable Housing In Brandon
Douglas County, Minnesota

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brandon

Brandon Manor 8 Plx

101 4th St
Brandon, Minnesota
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Brandon

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brandon, Minnesota

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 8 affordable apartments for rent in Brandon, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Brandon, Minnesota

Brandon features 8 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 Brandon, Minnesota

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brandon, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brandon, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $728 and $890.

2020 Brandon, 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 $527 $614 $809 $1,071 $1,162
Payment Standard Range $474 to $580 $553 to $675 $728 to $890 $964 to $1,178 $1,046 to $1,278

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Brandon, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 8
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.05%
Average Renter Household Size 1.90
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $53,000 ±$13,345
Median Rent $542 ±$166
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 9.68% ± 51.67pp
Total Population 496

Population and Household Demographics

Brandon is a city in Douglas County, Minnesota with a population of 496. There are 206 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 15.05% of households in Brandon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brandon

The median gross income for households in Brandon is $53,000 a year, or $4,417 a month. The median rent for the city is $542 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brandon, a household making less than $1,807 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 9.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Brandon.

Area Median Income In Brandon

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 Brandon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Douglas County.

In Brandon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,400

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 Brandon

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 Brandon

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,700 $19,050 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,800 $31,800 $35,750 $39,700 $42,900 $46,100 $49,250 $52,450
80% of Median $44,450 $50,800 $57,150 $63,500 $68,600 $73,700 $78,750 $83,850