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Affordable Housing In Grand Marais
Cook County, Minnesota

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Grand Marais

Birchwood Apartments

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

Harbor View

11 E 3rd St
Grand Marais, Minnesota

Grand Marais Apartments

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

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

Income Based Apartments in Grand Marais, Minnesota

Grand Marais 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 Grand Marais, Minnesota

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Grand Marais, Minnesota

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

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

2020 Grand Marais, 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 $471 $627 $714 $952 $1,254
Payment Standard Range $424 to $518 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $857 to $1,047 $1,129 to $1,379

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Grand Marais, 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 39.49%
Average Renter Household Size 1.45
Average Household Size 1.80
Median Household Income $40,000 ±$11,624
Median Rent $538 ±$104
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.19% ± 10.58pp
Total Population 1,039

Population and Household Demographics

Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota with a population of 1,039. There are 552 households in the city with an average household size of 1.80 persons. 39.49% of households in Grand Marais are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grand Marais

The median gross income for households in Grand Marais is $40,000 a year, or $3,333 a month. The median rent for the city is $538 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grand Marais, a household making less than $1,793 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Grand Marais.

Area Median Income In Grand Marais

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 Grand Marais, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cook County.

In Grand Marais, 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 Grand Marais

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 Grand Marais

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