Affordable Housing In Comfrey
Brown County, Minnesota

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Comfrey

Comfrey Development

213 Broad St S
Comfrey, MN
Subsidized
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Comfrey, Minnesota

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in Comfrey, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Comfrey, Minnesota

Comfrey features 40 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 Comfrey, Minnesota

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Comfrey.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Comfrey, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Comfrey, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Comfrey, 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 $465 $573 $714 $890 $967
Payment Standard Range $419 to $512 $516 to $630 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Comfrey, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 40
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $53,611 ±$11,936
Median Rent $468 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.35% ± 25.58pp
Total Population 359

Population and Household Demographics

Comfrey is a City in Brown County, Minnesota with a population of 359. There are 156 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 21.79% of households in Comfrey are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Comfrey

The median gross income for households in Comfrey is $53,611 a year, or $4,468 a month. The median rent for the city is $468 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Comfrey, a household making less than $1,560 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Comfrey.1

Area Median Income In Comfrey

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 Comfrey, the AMI is calculated from all households within Brown County.

In Comfrey, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,800

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 Comfrey

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 Comfrey HUD Rental Assistance in Comfrey

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,750 $18,000 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,200 $29,950 $33,700 $37,400 $40,400 $43,400 $46,400 $49,400
80% of Median $41,900 $47,900 $53,900 $59,850 $64,650 $69,450 $74,250 $79,050