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

Krupka Flh

4380 Town Line Rd
Amherst, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
Farm Labor

Tomorrow River Vil

125 Wake Island Dr.
Amherst, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Amherst that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 20 low-income homes in Amherst where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 23rd, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Amherst, 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
Portage County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Amherst.

Amherst, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Amherst, Wisconsin

Amherst features 20 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 Amherst, Wisconsin

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Amherst, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Amherst, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $814 and $994.

2023 Amherst, 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
Amherst, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $604 $703 $904 $1,154 $1,269
Amherst, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $544 to $664 $633 to $773 $814 to $994 $1,039 to $1,269 $1,142 to $1,396

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Amherst, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 21
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Amherst is a city in Portage County, Wisconsin with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Amherst are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Amherst

The median gross income for households in Amherst is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Amherst

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 Amherst, the AMI is calculated from all households within Portage County.

In Amherst, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,900

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 Amherst

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 Amherst

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Amherst AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,300 $22,050 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Amherst AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,200 $36,800 $41,400 $45,950 $49,650 $53,350 $57,000 $60,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Amherst AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,450 $58,800 $66,150 $73,500 $79,400 $85,300 $91,150 $97,050