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Affordable Housing In Starbuck
Pope County, Minnesota

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Starbuck

Hi - View Apartments

311 W 9th St
Starbuck, Minnesota

Minnewaska Apartments

600 Wollan St
Starbuck, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Starbuck

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Starbuck, Minnesota

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 37 affordable apartments for rent in Starbuck, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Starbuck, Minnesota

Starbuck features 21 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 Starbuck, Minnesota

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Starbuck.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Starbuck, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Starbuck, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $675 and $825.

2020 Starbuck, 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 $494 $569 $750 $1,053 $1,056
Payment Standard Range $445 to $543 $512 to $626 $675 to $825 $948 to $1,158 $950 to $1,162

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Starbuck, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 37
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 21
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.57%
Average Renter Household Size 1.49
Average Household Size 2.06
Median Household Income $40,288 ±$5,561
Median Rent $509 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.47% ± 11.24pp
Total Population 1,197

Population and Household Demographics

Starbuck is a city in Pope County, Minnesota with a population of 1,197. There are 542 households in the city with an average household size of 2.06 persons. 26.57% of households in Starbuck are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Starbuck

The median gross income for households in Starbuck is $40,288 a year, or $3,357 a month. The median rent for the city is $509 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Starbuck, a household making less than $1,697 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Starbuck.

Area Median Income In Starbuck

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 Starbuck, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pope County.

In Starbuck, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,400

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 Starbuck

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 Starbuck

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,250 $18,600 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,100 $31,000 $34,850 $38,700 $41,800 $44,900 $48,000 $51,100
80% of Median $43,350 $49,550 $55,750 $61,900 $66,900 $71,850 $76,800 $81,750