Pine River Square Townhouses

319 Murray Ave
Pine River, Minnesota
2-3 BR

Kinler Square Townhomes

303 Gillespie Ave
Pine River, Minnesota
2-3 BR

Cass Lake Square Townhomes

1322 Grant Utley Ave NW
Cass Lake, Minnesota
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Pine River Square Apartments

350 Main St
Pine River, Minnesota
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Country Terrace Apartments

432 Pine Ave S
Motley, Minnesota
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2-3 BR
Family & Senior
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There are 267 low-income apartments in Cass County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Cass County, Minnesota can range from $478 to $840 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 451 low-income homes in Cass County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $310 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 20th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Cass County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Cass County.

Cass County, Minnesota Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Cass County, Minnesota

Cass County features 451 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 267 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 $788 and $963.

2023 Cass 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
Cass County, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $585 $775 $875 $1,132 $1,175
Cass County, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $527 to $644 $698 to $853 $788 to $963 $1,019 to $1,245 $1,058 to $1,293

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cass County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 718
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 451
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $46,531 ±$916
Median Rent $665 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.23% ± 2.12pp
Total Population 28,519

Population and Household Demographics

Cass County is a county in Minnesota with a population of 28,519. There are 12,856 households in the county with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 19.23% of households in Cass County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cass County

The median gross income for households in Cass County is $46,531 a year, or $3,878 a month. The median rent for the county is $665 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cass County, a household making less than $2,217 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Cass County.

Area Median Income In Cass 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 Cass County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,500

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 Cass 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 Cass County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cass County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,550 $21,200 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cass County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,900 $35,300 $39,700 $44,100 $47,650 $51,200 $54,700 $58,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cass County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,400 $56,450 $63,500 $70,550 $76,200 $81,850 $87,500 $93,150