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Affordable Housing In Clarissa
Todd County, Minnesota

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clarissa

Heritage Place

204 Ann Ave W
Clarissa, Minnesota
1-2 BR

Clarissa Manor

101 3rd St S
Clarissa, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Clarissa

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clarissa, Minnesota

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 28 affordable apartments for rent in Clarissa, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Clarissa, Minnesota

Clarissa features 0 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 Clarissa, Minnesota

There are 28 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clarissa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clarissa, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clarissa, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Clarissa, 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 $484 $580 $734 $917 $995
Payment Standard Range $436 to $532 $522 to $638 $661 to $807 $825 to $1,009 $896 to $1,095

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clarissa, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 28
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.17%
Average Renter Household Size 1.65
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $34,750 ±$11,198
Median Rent $346 ±$147
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.75% ± 18.13pp
Total Population 834

Population and Household Demographics

Clarissa is a city in Todd County, Minnesota with a population of 834. There are 331 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 24.17% of households in Clarissa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clarissa

The median gross income for households in Clarissa is $34,750 a year, or $2,896 a month. The median rent for the city is $346 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clarissa, a household making less than $1,153 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Clarissa.

Area Median Income In Clarissa

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 Clarissa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Todd County.

In Clarissa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,200

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 Clarissa

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 Clarissa

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
80% of Median $40,700 $46,500 $52,300 $58,100 $62,750 $67,400 $72,050 $76,700