. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Algoma, Wisconsin - Affordable Housing Online

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Grand View Terrace

145 Grand View Ct
Algoma, Wisconsin
Public Housing

South Shore Apartments

710 South St
Algoma, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Bay View Apartments

929 Rabas St
Algoma, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Seagull Apartments

1409 6th St
Algoma, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
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There are 32 low-income apartments in Algoma that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 67 low-income homes in Algoma 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.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Algoma, Wisconsin

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
Algoma Housing Authority Public Housing
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Integrated Community Solutions Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Algoma.

Algoma, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Algoma, Wisconsin

Algoma features 67 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 Algoma, Wisconsin

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Algoma.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Algoma, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Algoma, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $869 and $1,062.

2023 Algoma, 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
Algoma, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $708 $764 $965 $1,292 $1,296
Algoma, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $637 to $779 $688 to $840 $869 to $1,062 $1,163 to $1,421 $1,166 to $1,426

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Algoma, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 99
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 67
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.09%
Average Renter Household Size 1.78
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $40,714 ±$3,968
Median Rent $521 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.45% ± 8.95pp
Total Population 3,131

Population and Household Demographics

Algoma is a city in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin with a population of 3,131. There are 1,384 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 33.09% of households in Algoma are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Algoma

The median gross income for households in Algoma is $40,714 a year, or $3,393 a month. The median rent for the city is $521 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Algoma, a household making less than $1,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Algoma.

Area Median Income In Algoma

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 Algoma, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kewaunee County.

In Algoma, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,800

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 Algoma

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 Algoma

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Algoma AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,100 $22,950 $25,800 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Algoma AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,450 $38,200 $43,000 $47,750 $51,600 $55,400 $59,250 $63,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Algoma AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,500 $61,150 $68,800 $76,400 $82,550 $88,650 $94,750 $100,850