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Affordable Housing In Brown County
Minnesota

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brown County

Cedar Manor Apartments

10 W Maple St
Springfield, Minnesota
Subsidized

Hanska Haus

102 First St W
Hanska, Minnesota

Downtown Estates

102 West Lincoln Street
Springfield, Minnesota

Halter Commons

1915 N Spring Street
New Ulm, Minnesota

River Bluffs

200 Riverside Drive
Springfield, Minnesota

Housing Authorities that serve Brown County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brown County, Minnesota

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 474 affordable apartments for rent in Brown County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Brown County, Minnesota

Brown County features 347 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 78 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 15
Total Low Income Apartments 474
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 347
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.

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 $76,400

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 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 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 $16,050 $18,350 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,750 $30,600 $34,400 $38,200 $41,300 $44,350 $47,400 $50,450
80% of Median $42,800 $48,900 $55,000 $61,100 $66,000 $70,900 $75,800 $80,700

Cities In Brown County

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