Affordable Housing In Pine County
Minnesota

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pine County

Johnson Apartments

1010 Main St S
Pine City, MN
$545-561
2 BR
Subsidized

Dunn Square Apartments

202 Dunn Ave N
Hinckley, MN
$472-663
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Willow Wind Apartments

406 7th St. SE #101
Hinckley, MN
$465-825
1-3 BR
Accessible
Market Rate

Hinckley Square Apartments

107 3rd St SW
Hinckley, MN
$440-662
1-3 BR
Accessible
Subsidized

Sandstone Square Apartments

231 Minnesota St
Sandstone, MN
$415-630
1-2 BR
55+
Subsidized

Hinckley Manor

202 Lawler Ave N
Hinckley, MN
$410-445
1-2 BR

Kettle River Townhomes

401 Old Military Rd S
Sandstone, MN
$550-836
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Halter Pines I & II

900 Hillside Ave SW
Pine City, MN
$475-668
1-2 BR
62+
Subsidized

Ferndale Estates

6313 Pionervej
Askov, MN
$370-405
1-2 BR

Hilltop Cottages

1345 8th St SW
Pine City, MN
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Pine County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Pine City Minnesota Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pine County, Minnesota

There are 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 595 affordable apartments for rent in Pine County, Minnesota. Pine County features 453 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 97 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pine County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pine County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 595
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 453
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $44,549 ±$1,426
Median Rent $711 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.31% ± 5.14pp
Total Population 29,218

Population and Household Demographics

Pine County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 29,218. There are 11,361 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 21.88% of households in Pine County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pine County

The median gross income for households in Pine County is $44,549 a year, or $3,712 a month. The median rent for the county is $711 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pine County, a household making less than $2,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Pine County.1

Area Median Income In Pine 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 Pine County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,800

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 Pine 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 Pine County HUD Rental Assistance in Pine County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
80% of Median $40,550 $46,350 $52,150 $57,900 $62,550 $67,200 $71,800 $76,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pine County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2005, 5 low income apartment communities containing 95 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pine County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Pine County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
60% of Median $30,420 $34,800 $39,120 $43,440 $46,920 $50,400 $53,880 $57,360

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Pine County is $39,120 a year, or $3,260 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,260 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $978 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $634 $679 $815 $941 $1,050 $1,159
60% $761 $815 $978 $1,130 $1,260 $1,391
Fair Market Rents in Pine County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$518 $596 $785 $991 $1,185

Cities In Pine County

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City Listings Served By
Pine City 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine City is the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Pine City Minnesota.
Sandstone 4
Hinckley 6
Askov 3
Arlone 0
Arna 0
Barry 0
Birch Creek 0
Bremen 0
Brook Park 0
Brook Parkship 0
Bruno 0
Brunoship 0
Chengwatana 0
Clover 0
Crosby 1
Danforth 0
Dell Grove 0
Denham 0
Finlayson 0
Finlaysonship 0
Fleming 0
Henriette 0
Hinckleyship 0
Kerrick 0
Kerrickship 0
Kettle River 0
Mission Creek 0
Munch 0
New Dosey 0
Nickerson 0
Norman 0
Ogema 0
Park 0
Partridge 0
Pine Cityship 0
Pine Lake 0
Pokegama 0
Rock Creek 0
Royalton 2
Rutledge 0
Sandstoneship 0
Sturgeon Lake 0
Sturgeon Lakeship 0
Willow River 0
Wilma 0
Windemere 0