Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Staples, MN

Discover affordable housing in Staples where there are 5+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

The Mill Townhomes

Michigan Avenue NE, Staples, Minnesota 56479

Staples Square Apartments

205 Airview Dr, Staples, Minnesota 56479

Staples Highrise

615 4th St NE, Staples, Minnesota 56479

Staples Northside Apartments

930 6th St NE, Staples, Minnesota 56479

Pine Crest Townhomes

1702 8th St NE, Staples, Minnesota 56479

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Staples, Minnesota
$9.60 (+108%) more than Minnesota minimum wage and $11.20 (+154%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Staples, Minnesota?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Public Housing programs for Staples, Minnesota.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Staples, Minnesota.

Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Staples.

How many renters live in Staples, Minnesota?

The City of Staples has 2,299 people living in 910 households.

There are 676 renters living in 296 renter households in this City. Renters make up 29.4 percent of the population living in Staples.

What is the rental market like in Staples, Minnesota?

There are an estimated 1,119 housing units in the Staples area. Of these, 296 units are rental homes, making up 26 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Staples, Minnesota, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Staples?

The rental vacancy rate in Staples is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Staples for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Staples
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 98 144 46 8
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Staples

A large number of apartments in Staples have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Staples are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 42 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 24 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Staples

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $769 to $1,221. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $769
One BR $774
Two BR $905
Three BR $1,216
Four BR $1,221
2024 Fair Market Rents in Staples, Minnesota

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Staples?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
One BR 78 80 percent
Two BR 72 50 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Staples, Minnesota

How many affordable rental units are in Staples?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Staples, Minnesota including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 11
Public Housing 60
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 20
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 28
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Staples, Minnesota

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Staples, Minnesota

Staples features 76 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 Staples, Minnesota

There are 64 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Staples.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Staples, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Staples, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $877 and $1,071.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.