Affordable Housing In Stearns County
Minnesota

72 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stearns County

Evergreen Estates Assoc. Housing I

317 South St
Paynesville, Minnesota

Riverside Apartments

101 Riverside Dr SE
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

St Cloud Hra

5702 Flintwood Rd
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Cityview Townhomes

921 5th St
Holdingford, Minnesota

Roseview Manor

16 W 1st St S
Melrose, Minnesota

Silvercrest Apartments

412 10th St S
Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Hope on Ninth

525 9th Ave N
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Oakhaven Estates

1150 7th St SE
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Brownstone

402 9th Ave N
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Natures Edge II

4222 Clearwater Rd
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Stearns County, Minnesota

Housing Authority Programs
Stearns County HRA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stearns County, Minnesota

There are 72 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,661 affordable apartments for rent in Stearns County, Minnesota.

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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

Cities In Stearns County

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City Served By
Albany The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albany is the Stearns County HRA.
Albanyship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albanyship is the Stearns County HRA.
Ashley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashley is the Stearns County HRA.
Avon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avon is the Stearns County HRA.
Avonship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avonship is the Stearns County HRA.
Belgrade The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belgrade is the Stearns County HRA.
Brockway The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brockway is the Stearns County HRA.
Clearwater The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clearwater is the Stearns County HRA.
Cold Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cold Spring is the Stearns County HRA.
Collegeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Collegeville is the Stearns County HRA.
Crow Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crow Lake is the Stearns County HRA.
Crow River The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crow River is the Stearns County HRA.
Eden Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eden Lake is the Stearns County HRA.
Elrosa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elrosa is the Stearns County HRA.
Fair Haven The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fair Haven is the Stearns County HRA.
Fairhaven The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairhaven is the Stearns County HRA.
Farming The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farming is the Stearns County HRA.
Freeport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freeport is the Stearns County HRA.
Getty The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Getty is the Stearns County HRA.
Greenwald The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwald is the Stearns County HRA.
Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grove is the Stearns County HRA.
Holding The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holding is the Stearns County HRA.
Holdingford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holdingford is the Stearns County HRA.
Kimball The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kimball is the Stearns County HRA.
Krain The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Krain is the Stearns County HRA.
Lake George The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake George is the Stearns County HRA.
Lake Henry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Henry is the Stearns County HRA.
Lake Henryship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Henryship is the Stearns County HRA.
Le Sauk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Le Sauk is the Stearns County HRA.
Luxemburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Luxemburg is the Stearns County HRA.
Lynden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lynden is the Stearns County HRA.
Maine Prairie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maine Prairie is the Stearns County HRA.
Meire Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meire Grove is the Stearns County HRA.
Melrose The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Melrose are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Melrose and Stearns County HRA.
Melroseship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melroseship is the Stearns County HRA.
Millwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millwood is the Stearns County HRA.
Munson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Munson is the Stearns County HRA.
New Munich The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Munich is the Stearns County HRA.
North Fork The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Fork is the Stearns County HRA.
Oak The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak is the Stearns County HRA.
Paynesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paynesville is the Stearns County HRA.
Paynesvilleship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paynesvilleship is the Stearns County HRA.
Raymond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raymond is the Stearns County HRA.
Richmond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richmond is the Stearns County HRA.
Rockville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockville is the Stearns County HRA.
Roscoe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roscoe is the Stearns County HRA.
Saint Cloud The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Saint Cloud are the St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority and Stearns County HRA.
Sartell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sartell is the Stearns County HRA.
Sauk Centre The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sauk Centre are the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Sauk Centre Minnesota and Stearns County HRA.
Sauk Centreship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sauk Centreship is the Stearns County HRA.
Spring Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Hill is the Stearns County HRA.
Spring Hillship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Hillship is the Stearns County HRA.
St Cloud The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Cloud is the Stearns County HRA.
St Joseph The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Joseph is the Stearns County HRA.
St Martin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Martin is the Stearns County HRA.
St. Anthony The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Anthony is the Stearns County HRA.
St. Augusta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Augusta is the Stearns County HRA.
St. Cloud The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Cloud is the Stearns County HRA.
St. Joseph The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Joseph is the Stearns County HRA.
St. Josephship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Josephship is the Stearns County HRA.
St. Martin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Martin is the Stearns County HRA.
St. Martinship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Martinship is the Stearns County HRA.
St. Rosa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Rosa is the Stearns County HRA.
St. Stephen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Stephen is the Stearns County HRA.
St. Wendel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Wendel is the Stearns County HRA.
Waite Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waite Park is the Stearns County HRA.
Wakefield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wakefield is the Stearns County HRA.
Zion The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zion is the Stearns County HRA.