Affordable Housing In Stearns County
Minnesota

Affordable Housing programs support 1,461 income based apartments in Stearns County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,164 affordable apartments in Stearns County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Stearns County, Minnesota

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Stearns County. Go to the Minnesota Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Stearns County.

Oak Ridge Manor

20 9th Ave NE
Melrose, Minnesota
$620-723
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Park Villas

500 3rd St S #105
Waite Park, Minnesota
Income Based
2-3 BR
Affordable

Burl Oaks Townhomes

725 Roberts Rd
Sartell, Minnesota
Income Based
2-3 BR
Affordable

Pine West Complex

200 12th Ave S
Cold Spring, Minnesota
$423-555
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Maple Apartments

487/488 1st St NE
Richmond, Minnesota
$505-565
2 BR
Rent Assisted

Westwind Apartments

765 Savanna Ave
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
$759-888
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Riverview Townhomes

931 Beechnut Ct
Sauk Centre, Minnesota
$730-775
2-3 BR
Affordable

Park Place Townhomes

329 North 7th Avenue West
Melrose, Minnesota
$650-725
2-3 BR
Affordable

Ridgeview Court Townhomes

326 Spruce St
Paynesville, Minnesota
$620-670
2-3 BR
Affordable

Cedar Terrace Townhomes

1335 14th St N
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
$841-845
2 BR
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Stearns County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Stearns County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Albany, MN Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Albany.
Affordable Housing In Avon, MN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Avon.
Affordable Housing In Belgrade, MN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Belgrade.
Affordable Housing In Cold Spring, MN Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Cold Spring.
Affordable Housing In Freeport, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Freeport.
Affordable Housing In Holdingford, MN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Holdingford.
Affordable Housing In Melrose, MN Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Melrose.
Affordable Housing In Paynesville, MN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Paynesville.
Affordable Housing In Raymond, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Raymond.
Affordable Housing In Richmond, MN Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Richmond.
Affordable Housing In Saint Cloud, MN Affordable Housing programs support 32 apartment communities in Saint Cloud.
Affordable Housing In Sartell, MN Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Sartell.
Affordable Housing In Sauk Centre, MN Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Sauk Centre.
Affordable Housing In St Joseph, MN Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in St Joseph.
Affordable Housing In St Martin, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in St Martin.
Affordable Housing In St. Cloud, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in St. Cloud.
Affordable Housing In Waite Park, MN Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Waite Park.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Stearns County, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Stearns County HRA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Minnesota Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Stearns County.

Stearns County, Minnesota Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Stearns County, Minnesota

Stearns County features 1,461 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 Stearns County, Minnesota

There are 1,164 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stearns County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Stearns County, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Stearns County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Stearns County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stearns County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $875 and $1,069.

2023 Stearns 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
Stearns County, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $754 $781 $972 $1,309 $1,552
Stearns County, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $679 to $829 $703 to $859 $875 to $1,069 $1,178 to $1,440 $1,397 to $1,707

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Stearns County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 72
Total Low Income Apartments 2,661
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,461
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $56,336 ±$975
Median Rent $742 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.33% ± 2.92pp
Total Population 152,595

Population and Household Demographics

Stearns County is a county in Minnesota with a population of 152,595. There are 57,265 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 30.04% of households in Stearns County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stearns County

The median gross income for households in Stearns County is $56,336 a year, or $4,695 a month. The median rent for the county is $742 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stearns County, a household making less than $2,473 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Stearns County.

Area Median Income In Stearns 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 Stearns County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $88,500

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 Stearns 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 Stearns County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Stearns County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,550 $21,200 $23,850 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Stearns County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Stearns County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,500 $56,550 $63,600 $70,650 $76,350 $82,000 $87,650 $93,300