Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Cass County, MN

Discover affordable housing in Cass County where there are 34+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Pine River Square Townhouses

319 Murray Ave, Pine River, Minnesota 56474

bed 2-3
payment $595-675/mo.

Kinler Square Townhomes

303 Gillespie Ave, Pine River, Minnesota 56474

bed 2-3
payment $570-655/mo.

Cass Lake Square Townhomes

1322 Grant Utley Ave NW, Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

bed 1-3
payment $525-840/mo.

Pine River Square Apartments

350 Main St, Pine River, Minnesota 56474

bed 1-3
payment $478-742/mo.

Birch Lake Apartments

213 Highway 371 , Hackensack, Minnesota 56452

bed 1-2

Cedar Street Complex

11 Cedar St NW, Remer, Minnesota 56672

bed 2-3

Country Terrace Apartments

432 Pine Ave S, Motley, Minnesota 56466

bed 2-3

Prairie Village Townhomes

12705 Edgewood St, Becker, Minnesota 55308

Aspen Apartments

167 Aspen Ln, Longville, Minnesota 56655

Rolling Heights

703 1st Ave NE, Byron, Minnesota 55920

Highland Apartments - - ( Walker )

107 Highland Ave W, Walker, Minnesota 56484

Sunny Pines Apartments

396 Cedar St E, Motley, Minnesota 56466

Northland Apartments

207 Cedar St NE, Remer, Minnesota 56672

Hillside Manor East

700 4th St, Moose Lake, Minnesota 55767

Heartland Apartments

206 Snell Ave, Pine River, Minnesota 56474

312 5th St SE

312 5th St SE, Staples, Minnesota 56479

bed 2
payment $950/mo.

310 5th St SE

310 5th St SE, Staples, Minnesota 56479

bed 4
payment $1250/mo.

405 2nd St SW

405 2nd St SW, Staples, Minnesota 56479

bed 1
payment $645/mo.

323 4th Ave NE Unit 1

323 4th Ave NE, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

bed 3
payment $795/mo.

811 11th Ave NE Unit 1

811 11th Ave NE, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

bed 2
payment $925/mo.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Cass County, Minnesota

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Cass County, Minnesota
$9.20 (+104%) more than Minnesota minimum wage and $10.80 (+149%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Cass County, Minnesota Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Cass County, Minnesota?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Cass County, Minnesota.

Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Cass County.

How many renters live in Cass County, Minnesota?

The County of Cass County has 30,288 people living in 12,482 households.

There are 4,858 renters living in 1,986 renter households in this County. Renters make up 16.04 percent of the population living in Cass County.

What is the rental market like in Cass County, Minnesota?

There are an estimated 24,136 housing units in the Cass County area. Of these, 2,034 units are rental homes, making up 8 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Cass County, Minnesota, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Cass County?

The rental vacancy rate in Cass County is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Cass County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Cass County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
71 444 714 509 191
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Cass County

A large number of apartments in Cass County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Cass County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 37 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 16 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Cass County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $791 to $1,441. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $791
One BR $849
Two BR $953
Three BR $1,260
Four BR $1,441
2024 Fair Market Rents in Cass County, Minnesota

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Cass County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 52 73 percent
One BR 294 66 percent
Two BR 387 54 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Cass County, Minnesota

How many affordable rental units are in Cass County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Cass County, Minnesota including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 283
Public Housing 134
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 91
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 93
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Cass County, Minnesota

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Cass County, Minnesota

Cass County features 459 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 Cass County, Minnesota

There are 188 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cass County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cass County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cass County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cass County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cass County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $858 and $1,048.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.