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Affordable Housing In Adams
Adams County, Wisconsin

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Adams

Oak Ridge Apartments

904 State St
Adams, Wisconsin
Income Based-513
1-3 BR

Morris Park Senior Village

625 W North St
Adams, Wisconsin
2 BR

M99 89206.119.063 332 Grant

332 N Grant St
Adams, Wisconsin

Adams - Friendship Senior Village

549 W North St
Adams, Wisconsin

Fairoaks Friendship

350 E Liberty St
Adams, Wisconsin

South Park Apartments

241 N College St
Adams, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Adams

Housing Authority Programs
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Adams, Wisconsin

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 295 affordable apartments for rent in Adams, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Adams, Wisconsin

Adams features 230 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 Adams, Wisconsin

There are 65 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Adams.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Adams, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Adams landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Adams.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Adams, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $684 and $836.

2020 Adams, Wisconsin 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 $515 $577 $760 $1,018 $1,123
Payment Standard Range $464 to $567 $519 to $635 $684 to $836 $916 to $1,120 $1,011 to $1,235

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Adams, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 295
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 230
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $28,341 ±$2,680
Median Rent $571 ±$94
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.31% ± 13.62pp
Total Population 1,660

Population and Household Demographics

Adams is a city in Adams County, Wisconsin with a population of 1,660. There are 701 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 48.22% of households in Adams are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Adams

The median gross income for households in Adams is $28,341 a year, or $2,362 a month. The median rent for the city is $571 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Adams, a household making less than $1,903 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Adams.

Area Median Income In Adams

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 Adams, the AMI is calculated from all households within Adams County.

In Adams, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,600

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 Adams

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 Adams

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800