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Affordable Housing In Cottonwood
Brown County, Minnesota

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cottonwood

West Prairie Scattered

425 Prairie St W
Cottonwood, Minnesota
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Cottonwood, Minnesota

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

Income Based Apartments in Cottonwood, Minnesota

Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood, Minnesota

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cottonwood, Minnesota

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

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

2020 Cottonwood, 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.

Cottonwood, 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 %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Cottonwood is a City in Brown County, Minnesota with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Cottonwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cottonwood

The median gross income for households in Cottonwood is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Cottonwood

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

In Cottonwood, 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 Cottonwood

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 Cottonwood

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