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Affordable Housing In Brownton
McLeod County, Minnesota

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brownton

Midway Apts

122 4th Ave S
Brownton, Minnesota

Parkview Apts (Brownton)

424 2nd St N
Brownton, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Brownton

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brownton, Minnesota

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 28 affordable apartments for rent in Brownton, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Brownton, Minnesota

Brownton features 28 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 Brownton, Minnesota

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brownton, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brownton, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $698 and $854.

2020 Brownton, 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 $512 $589 $776 $1,119 $1,280
Payment Standard Range $461 to $563 $530 to $648 $698 to $854 $1,007 to $1,231 $1,152 to $1,408

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brownton, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 28
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 28
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.22%
Average Renter Household Size 1.25
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $48,125 ±$5,337
Median Rent $588 ±$285
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.5% ± 17.96pp
Total Population 797

Population and Household Demographics

Brownton is a city in McLeod County, Minnesota with a population of 797. There are 333 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 19.22% of households in Brownton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brownton

The median gross income for households in Brownton is $48,125 a year, or $4,010 a month. The median rent for the city is $588 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brownton, a household making less than $1,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Brownton.

Area Median Income In Brownton

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 Brownton, the AMI is calculated from all households within McLeod County.

In Brownton, 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 Brownton

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 Brownton

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