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Affordable Housing In Chaska
Carver County, Minnesota

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chaska

The Landing Apartments

105 East 1st Street
Chaska, Minnesota
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Creeks Run Townhomes II

421 Yellow Brick Cir
Chaska, Minnesota
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Creeks Run Townhomes

421 Yellow Brick Cir
Chaska, Minnesota
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Waybury Apartments

110340 Geske Rd
Chaska, Minnesota
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

The Brickyard Apartments

709 N Walnut St
Chaska, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Windstone Townhomes

110550 Windmill Ct
Chaska, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cloverfield Marketplace

2915 Clover Ridge Drive
Chaska, Minnesota
$725-1,605
Studio-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Market Rate

Lake Grace Apartments

1108 Village Rd
Chaska, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Village Townhouses

1111 Crosstown Blvd
Chaska, Minnesota
Subsidized

Chaska Manor, Inc

407 Oak St N
Chaska, Minnesota
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Chaska

Housing Authority Programs
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Carver County Community Development Agency Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chaska, Minnesota

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 913 affordable apartments for rent in Chaska, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Chaska, Minnesota

Chaska features 287 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 Chaska, Minnesota

There are 626 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chaska.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chaska, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chaska landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Chaska.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chaska, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,093 and $1,335.

2020 Chaska, 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 $820 $971 $1,214 $1,722 $2,025
Payment Standard Range $738 to $902 $874 to $1,068 $1,093 to $1,335 $1,550 to $1,894 $1,823 to $2,228

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Chaska, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 913
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 287
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $75,828 ±$5,099
Median Rent $980 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.36% ± 7.23pp
Total Population 24,524

Population and Household Demographics

Chaska is a city in Carver County, Minnesota with a population of 24,524. There are 9,108 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 32.15% of households in Chaska are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chaska

The median gross income for households in Chaska is $75,828 a year, or $6,319 a month. The median rent for the city is $980 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chaska, a household making less than $3,267 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Chaska.

Area Median Income In Chaska

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 Chaska, the AMI is calculated from all households within Carver County.

In Chaska, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,400

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 Chaska

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 Chaska

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $31,000 $33,500 $36,000 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650