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Affordable Housing In White Bear Lake
Ramsey County, Minnesota

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In White Bear Lake

Bear Run Townhomes

2125 Division Ct
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
3 BR

Willow Wood Apartments

3441 Willow Ave
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Elderly Supportive Housing

Century Hill Townhouses

3525 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Cottages of White Bear Township

4768 Golden Pond Lane
White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Washington Square

2060 5th Street
White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Hoffman Place

3656 Hoffman Rd
White Bear Lake, Minnesota

East Metro Place II

3521 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve White Bear Lake

Housing Authority Programs
Mental Health Resources Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in White Bear Lake, Minnesota

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 359 affordable apartments for rent in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in White Bear Lake, Minnesota

White Bear Lake features 182 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 White Bear Lake, Minnesota

There are 117 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in White Bear Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in White Bear Lake, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay White Bear Lake landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in White Bear Lake.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in White Bear Lake, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,093 and $1,335.

2020 White Bear Lake, 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 $820 $971 $1,214 $1,722 $2,025
Payment Standard Range $738 to $902 $874 to $1,068 $1,093 to $1,335 $1,550 to $1,894 $1,823 to $2,228

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

White Bear Lake, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 359
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 182
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $62,205 ±$2,609
Median Rent $938 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.52% ± 6.89pp
Total Population 24,709

Population and Household Demographics

White Bear Lake is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota with a population of 24,709. There are 10,238 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 30.97% of households in White Bear Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in White Bear Lake

The median gross income for households in White Bear Lake is $62,205 a year, or $5,184 a month. The median rent for the city is $938 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In White Bear Lake, a household making less than $3,127 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.52% of households who rent are overburdened in White Bear Lake.

Area Median Income In White Bear Lake

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 White Bear Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ramsey County.

In White Bear Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,400

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 White Bear Lake

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 White Bear Lake

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $31,000 $33,500 $36,000 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650