Cass Lake Square Townhomes

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

Leech Lake Homes VIII

Various lots northeast of Wakonabo
Cass Lake, Minnesota

Leech Lake Homes - Cass Lake

611 Elm Avenue
Cass Lake, Minnesota

Cass Lake Square Apartments

881 Grant Utley Ave NW
Cass Lake, Minnesota
Rent Assisted

Four Seasons Scattered

225 1st St NW
Cass Lake, Minnesota
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There are 80 low-income apartments in Cass Lake that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Cass Lake, Minnesota can range from $525 to $840 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 98 low-income homes in Cass Lake where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 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 Lake, 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
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Cass Lake Minnesota Public Housing
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 Lake.

Cass Lake, Minnesota Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Cass Lake, Minnesota

Cass Lake features 98 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 Lake, Minnesota

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cass Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cass Lake, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cass Lake, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $788 and $963.

2023 Cass Lake, 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 Lake, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $585 $775 $875 $1,132 $1,175
Cass Lake, 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 Lake, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 178
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 98
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.06
Median Household Income $33,977 ±$4,495
Median Rent $466 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.43% ± 12.45pp
Total Population 586

Population and Household Demographics

Cass Lake is a city in Cass County, Minnesota with a population of 586. There are 285 households in the city with an average household size of 2.06 persons. 45.96% of households in Cass Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cass Lake

The median gross income for households in Cass Lake is $33,977 a year, or $2,831 a month. The median rent for the city is $466 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cass Lake, a household making less than $1,553 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Cass Lake.

Area Median Income In Cass Lake

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 Cass Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cass County.

In Cass Lake, 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 Lake

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 Lake

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cass Lake 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 Lake 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 Lake 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