Affordable Housing In Cass County
Minnesota

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cass County

Birch Lake Apartments

213 Highway 371
Hackensack, MN
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Kinler Square Townhomes

303 Gillespie Ave
Pine River, MN
$570-655
2-3 BR
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Pine River Square Apartments

350 Main St
Pine River, MN
$478-742
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Pine River Square Townhouses

319 Murray Ave
Pine River, MN
$595-675
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Cass Lake Square Townhomes

1322 Grant Utley Ave NW
Cass Lake, MN
$525-840
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Country Terrace Apartments

432 Pine Ave S
Motley, MN
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Northland Apartments

207 Cedar St NE
Remer, MN
Subsidized

Sunny Pines Apartments

396 Cedar St E
Motley, MN
Subsidized

Highland Apartments - - ( Walker )

107 Highland Ave W
Walker, MN
Subsidized

Heartland Apartments

206 Snell Ave
Pine River, MN
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Cass County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Cass County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Walker Minnesota Public Housing
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Pine River Public Housing
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Cass Lake Minnesota Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cass County, Minnesota

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 664 affordable apartments for rent in Cass County, Minnesota. Cass County features 427 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 237 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cass County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cass County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 664
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 427
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.1

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 $59,000

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 Cass County HUD Rental Assistance in Cass County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
80% of Median $40,550 $46,350 $52,150 $57,900 $62,550 $67,200 $71,800 $76,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Cass County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1993 to 2011, 11 low income apartment communities containing 212 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cass County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Cass County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
60% of Median $30,420 $34,800 $39,120 $43,440 $46,920 $50,400 $53,880 $57,360

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Cass County is $39,120 a year, or $3,260 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,260 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $978 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $634 $679 $815 $941 $1,050 $1,159
60% $761 $815 $978 $1,130 $1,260 $1,391
Fair Market Rents in Cass County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$502 $585 $770 $960 $1,043

Cities In Cass County

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City Listings Served By
Walker 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Walker are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Walker Minnesota and Cass County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Remer 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Remer is the Cass County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Pine River 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pine River are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Pine River and Cass County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Cass Lake 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cass Lake are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Cass Lake Minnesota and Cass County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hackensack 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hackensack is the Cass County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Motley 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Motley is the Cass County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Longville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Longville is the Cass County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ansel 0
Backus 1
Barclay 0
Becker 1
Bena 0
Beulah 0
Birch Lake 0
Blind Lake 0
Boy Lake 0
Boy River 0
Boy Rivership 0
Bull Moose 0
Bungo 0
Byron 1
Chickamaw Beach 0
Crooked Lake 0
Deerfield 0
East Cass UT 0
East Gull Lake 0
Fairview 0
Federal Dam 0
Gould 0
Hiram 0
Home Brook 0
Inguadona 0
Kego 0
Lake Shore 0
Leech Lake 0
Lima 0
Loon Lake 0
McKinley 0
Maple 0
May 0
Meadow Brook 0
Moose Lake 2
North Cass UT 0
North Central Cass UT 0
Otter Tail Peninsula 0
Pike Bay 0
Pillager 0
Pine Lake 0
Pine Rivership 0
Ponto Lake 0
Poplar 0
Powers 0
Remership 0
Rogers 0
Salem 0
Shingobee 0
Slater 0
Smoky Hollow 0
Sylvan 0
Thunder Lake 0
Torrey 0
Trelipe 0
Turtle Lake 0
Wabedo 0
Wahnena UT 0
Walden 0
Whipholt 0
Wilkinson 0
Wilson 0
Woodrow 0