Affordable Housing In Brown County
Minnesota

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brown County

Cedar Manor Apartments

10 W Maple St
Springfield, MN
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Brown County

Housing Authority Programs
New Ulm Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Brown County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Sleepy Eye Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brown County, Minnesota

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 398 affordable apartments for rent in Brown County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Brown County, Minnesota

Brown County features 283 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 Brown County, Minnesota

There are 115 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brown County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brown County, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brown County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Brown County, 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 $465 $573 $714 $890 $967
Payment Standard Range $419 to $512 $516 to $630 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Brown County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 398
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 283
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.26%
Average Renter Household Size 1.84
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $52,598 ±$2,042
Median Rent $606 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.77% ± 5.63pp
Total Population 25,391

Population and Household Demographics

Brown County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 25,391. There are 10,679 households in the county with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 22.26% of households in Brown County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brown County

The median gross income for households in Brown County is $52,598 a year, or $4,383 a month. The median rent for the county is $606 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brown County, a household making less than $2,020 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Brown County.1

Area Median Income In Brown County

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.

In Brown County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,800

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 Brown County

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 Brown County HUD Rental Assistance in Brown County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,750 $18,000 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,200 $29,950 $33,700 $37,400 $40,400 $43,400 $46,400 $49,400
80% of Median $41,900 $47,900 $53,900 $59,850 $64,650 $69,450 $74,250 $79,050

Cities In Brown County

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City Listings Served By
New Ulm 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Ulm is the New Ulm Economic Development Authority.
Springfield 1
Hanska 0
Sleepy Eye 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sleepy Eye is the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Sleepy Eye.
Comfrey 1
Albin 0
Bashaw 0
Burnstown 0
Cobden 0
Cottonwood 1
Eden Township 0
Evan 0
Home 0
Lake Hanska 0
Leavenworth 0
Linden 0
Milford 0
Mulligan 0
North Star 0
Prairieville 0
Searles 0
Sigel 0
Stark 0
Stately 0