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Affordable Housing In Chisago County

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chisago County

Rush Riverview

450 S County Rd 54
Rush City, Minnesota

The Woods Apartments

10760 North Ave
Chisago City, Minnesota
Accepts Vouchers

Haven Estates Stacy

30930 Finch Ave
Stacy, Minnesota


12940 N 1st Ave
Lindstrom, Minnesota

Haven Estates Wyoming

5635 E Viking Blvd
Wyoming, Minnesota

Haven Estates

30910 Finch Ave
Stacy, Minnesota

Haven Estates

5595 E Viking Blvd
Wyoming, Minnesota
Accepts Vouchers

Taylors Falls Affordable Townhomes

641 Linden Ct
Taylors Falls, Minnesota
Accepts Vouchers

Middle Haven

5613 E Viking Blvd
Wyoming, Minnesota
Accepts Vouchers

Bridgeford Apts

735 10th St W
Rush City, Minnesota

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chisago County, Minnesota

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 486 affordable apartments for rent in Chisago County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Chisago County, Minnesota

Chisago County features 250 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 Chisago County, Minnesota

There are 236 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chisago County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chisago County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chisago County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Chisago County.

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

2020 Chisago 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
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 research.

Chisago County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 486
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 250
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $71,001 ±$1,943
Median Rent $785 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.64% ± 7.6pp
Total Population 53,834

Population and Household Demographics

Chisago County is a county in Minnesota with a population of 53,834. There are 19,808 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 15.04% of households in Chisago County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chisago County

The median gross income for households in Chisago County is $71,001 a year, or $5,917 a month. The median rent for the county is $785 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chisago County, a household making less than $2,617 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Chisago County.

Area Median Income In Chisago 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 Chisago County, 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 Chisago 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 Chisago County

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

Cities In Chisago County

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City Served By
Center City
Chisago City
Chisago Lake
Fish Lake
Lindstrom The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lindstrom is the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Lindstrom Minnesota.
North Branch
Rush City
Taylors Falls