Affordable Housing In Cold Spring
Stearns County, Minnesota

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cold Spring

Pine West Complex

200 12th Ave S
Cold Spring, Minnesota
1-2 BR

Granite Ledge Townhomes

1400 2nd St S
Cold Spring, Minnesota
2-3 BR

Cottage Court

103 12th Ave S
Cold Spring, Minnesota

John Paul Apartments

200 8th Ave N
Cold Spring, Minnesota
Elderly Supportive Housing

Springhaven Pinewest II

308 12th Ave S
Cold Spring, Minnesota
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Cold Spring, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Cold Spring, Minnesota

Housing Authority Programs
Stearns County HRA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cold Spring, Minnesota

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 185 affordable apartments for rent in Cold Spring, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Cold Spring, Minnesota

Cold Spring features 103 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 Cold Spring, Minnesota

There are 82 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cold Spring.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cold Spring, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cold Spring, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $797 and $975.

2022 Cold Spring, 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
Cold Spring, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $688 $722 $886 $1,216 $1,429
Cold Spring, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $619 to $757 $650 to $794 $797 to $975 $1,094 to $1,338 $1,286 to $1,572

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cold Spring, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 185
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 103
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.51%
Average Renter Household Size 1.53
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $54,274 ±$11,341
Median Rent $640 ±$186
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.65% ± 18.33pp
Total Population 4,034

Population and Household Demographics

Cold Spring is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota with a population of 4,034. There are 1,646 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 23.51% of households in Cold Spring are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cold Spring

The median gross income for households in Cold Spring is $54,274 a year, or $4,523 a month. The median rent for the city is $640 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cold Spring, a household making less than $2,133 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Cold Spring.

Area Median Income In Cold Spring

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 Cold Spring, the AMI is calculated from all households within Stearns County.

In Cold Spring, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $88,500

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 Cold Spring

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 Cold Spring

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cold Spring AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,550 $21,200 $23,850 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cold Spring AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cold Spring AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,500 $56,550 $63,600 $70,650 $76,350 $82,000 $87,650 $93,300