Leech Lake Homes - Walker

8440 Old Agency Trl NW
Walker, Minnesota

Quam Court

211 Michigan Ave W
Walker, Minnesota

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901 5th St S
Walker, Minnesota

Highland Apartments - - ( Walker )

107 Highland Ave W
Walker, Minnesota
Rent Assisted

There are 68 low-income apartments in Walker that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 62 low-income homes in Walker where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on July 26th, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Walker, 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.

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

Walker, Minnesota Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Walker, Minnesota

Walker features 62 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 Walker, Minnesota

There are 68 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Walker.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Walker, Minnesota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Walker, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $788 and $963.

2023 Walker, 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
Walker, Minnesota Fair Market Rent $585 $775 $875 $1,132 $1,175
Walker, Minnesota Payment Standard Range $527 to $644 $698 to $853 $788 to $963 $1,019 to $1,245 $1,058 to $1,293

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Walker, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 130
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 62
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50%
Average Renter Household Size 1.80
Average Household Size 1.95
Median Household Income $31,750 ±$7,473
Median Rent $493 ±$331
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 21.49% ± 12.84pp
Total Population 1,036

Population and Household Demographics

Walker is a city in Cass County, Minnesota with a population of 1,036. There are 484 households in the city with an average household size of 1.95 persons. 50% of households in Walker are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Walker

The median gross income for households in Walker is $31,750 a year, or $2,646 a month. The median rent for the city is $493 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Walker, a household making less than $1,643 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 21.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Walker.

Area Median Income In Walker

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 Walker, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cass County.

In Walker, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,500

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 Walker

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 Walker

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Walker AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,550 $21,200 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Walker AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,900 $35,300 $39,700 $44,100 $47,650 $51,200 $54,700 $58,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Walker AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,400 $56,450 $63,500 $70,550 $76,200 $81,850 $87,500 $93,150