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Affordable Housing In Motley
Cass County, Minnesota

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Motley

Country Terrace Apartments

432 Pine Ave S
Motley, Minnesota
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Sunny Pines Apartments

396 Cedar St E
Motley, Minnesota

Eastwood Manor

956 2nd St S
Motley, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Motley

Housing Authority Programs
Cass County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Motley, Minnesota

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 59 affordable apartments for rent in Motley, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Motley, Minnesota

Motley features 20 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 Motley, Minnesota

There are 39 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Motley.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Motley, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Motley landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Motley.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Motley, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $693 and $847.

2020 Motley, 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 $502 $585 $770 $960 $1,043
Payment Standard Range $452 to $552 $527 to $644 $693 to $847 $864 to $1,056 $939 to $1,147

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Motley, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 59
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.99%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $27,656 ±$5,226
Median Rent $555 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.13% ± 13.92pp
Total Population 688

Population and Household Demographics

Motley is a city in Cass County, Minnesota with a population of 688. There are 323 households in the city with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 47.99% of households in Motley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Motley

The median gross income for households in Motley is $27,656 a year, or $2,305 a month. The median rent for the city is $555 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Motley, a household making less than $1,850 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Motley.

Area Median Income In Motley

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 Motley, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cass County.

In Motley, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,500

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 Motley

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 Motley

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