Affordable Housing In Amery
Polk County, Wisconsin

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Amery

Pinewood Apartments

502 Pinewood St
Amery, Wisconsin

Apple River Apartments

401 Minneapolis Ave S
Amery, Wisconsin
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hi Rise and Twin Pines

116 Maple St W
Amery, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Amery

Housing Authority Programs
Amery Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Amery, Wisconsin

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 71 affordable apartments for rent in Amery, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Amery, Wisconsin

Amery features 71 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 Amery, Wisconsin

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Amery.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Amery, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Amery, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $756 and $924.

2020 Amery, 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 $547 $638 $840 $1,085 $1,138
Payment Standard Range $492 to $602 $574 to $702 $756 to $924 $977 to $1,194 $1,024 to $1,252

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Amery, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 71
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 71
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.94%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $38,673 ±$2,834
Median Rent $736 ±$160
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.88% ± 14.61pp
Total Population 2,865

Population and Household Demographics

Amery is a City in Polk County, Wisconsin with a population of 2,865. There are 1,248 households in the city with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 36.94% of households in Amery are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Amery

The median gross income for households in Amery is $38,673 a year, or $3,223 a month. The median rent for the city is $736 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Amery, a household making less than $2,453 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Amery.1

Area Median Income In Amery

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 Amery, the AMI is calculated from all households within Polk County.

In Amery, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,800

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 Amery

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 Amery

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250