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Affordable Housing In Pine County

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pine County

Johnson Apartments

1010 Main St S
Pine City, Minnesota
2 BR

Dunn Square Apartments

202 Dunn Ave N
Hinckley, Minnesota
1-3 BR

Willow Wind Apartments

406 7th St. SE #101
Hinckley, Minnesota
1-3 BR
Market Rate

Hinckley Square Apartments

107 3rd St SW
Hinckley, Minnesota
1-3 BR

Sandstone Square Apartments

231 Minnesota St
Sandstone, Minnesota
1-2 BR

Hinckley Manor

202 Lawler Ave N
Hinckley, Minnesota
1-2 BR

Kettle River Townhomes

401 Old Military Rd S
Sandstone, Minnesota
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Halter Pines I & II

900 Hillside Ave SW
Pine City, Minnesota
1-2 BR

Ferndale Estates

6313 Pionervej
Askov, Minnesota
1-2 BR

Mighty Fortress Manor

206 Lawler Ave N
Hinckley, Minnesota
Elderly Supportive Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pine County, Minnesota

There are 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 587 affordable apartments for rent in Pine County, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Pine County, Minnesota

Pine County features 480 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 Pine County, Minnesota

There are 62 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pine County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pine County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pine County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pine County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pine County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $707 and $864.

2020 Pine 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 $518 $596 $785 $991 $1,185
Payment Standard Range $466 to $570 $536 to $656 $707 to $864 $892 to $1,090 $1,067 to $1,304

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pine County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 587
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 480
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.

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 $62,300

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 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 $15,300 $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