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Affordable Housing In Cook County
Minnesota

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cook County

Birchwood Apartments

801 W 5th St
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Harbor View

11 E 3rd St
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Subsidized

Grand Marais Apartments

315 1st Ave E
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Subsidized
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Cook County, Minnesota

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 95 affordable apartments for rent in Cook County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Cook County, Minnesota

Cook County features 95 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 Cook County, Minnesota

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cook County, Minnesota

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

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

2021 Cook 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 $484 $644 $734 $1,026 $1,271
Payment Standard Range $436 to $532 $580 to $708 $661 to $807 $923 to $1,129 $1,144 to $1,398

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cook County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 95
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 95
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.28%
Average Renter Household Size 1.55
Average Household Size 1.93
Median Household Income $52,299 ±$3,546
Median Rent $655 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.71% ± NANpp
Total Population 5,194

Population and Household Demographics

Cook County is a county in Minnesota with a population of 5,194. There are 2,652 households in the county with an average household size of 1.93 persons. 26.28% of households in Cook County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cook County

The median gross income for households in Cook County is $52,299 a year, or $4,358 a month. The median rent for the county is $655 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cook County, a household making less than $2,183 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Cook County.

Area Median Income In Cook 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 Cook County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,100

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 Cook 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 Cook County

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

Cities In Cook County

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City Served By
East Cook UT
Grand Marais
Grand Portage UT
Lutsen
Lutsenship
Schroeder
Tofte
West Cook UT