Affordable Housing In Appleton
Calumet County, Wisconsin

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Appleton

Parkview Village

2820 S Kernan Avenue
Appleton, Wisconsin

Aha Affordable Housing

525 N Oneida St
Appleton, Wisconsin

Landing at Eagle Flats

500 E Eagle Flats Pkwy
Appleton, Wisconsin

Buchanan Cottages

239 Marie Claire Dr
Appleton, Wisconsin

Marquette Village Apartments

1824 W Marquette St
Appleton, Wisconsin

Ridgeview Highlands

465 Ridgeview Cir
Appleton, Wisconsin

M0182206.128.61 Housing Partnership Fox

2420 E Peter St
Appleton, Wisconsin

Ridgeview Highlands Apartments III

285 W Highland Park Ave
Appleton, Wisconsin

Appleton Court

3001 S Chain Dr
Appleton, Wisconsin

Ravine Mills Apartments

405 S Olde Oneida St
Appleton, Wisconsin

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Appleton, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Appleton, Wisconsin

Housing Authority Programs
Appleton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Integrated Community Solutions Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Appleton, Wisconsin

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,523 affordable apartments for rent in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Appleton, Wisconsin

Appleton features 649 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 Appleton, Wisconsin

There are 805 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Appleton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Appleton, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Appleton, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $793 and $969.

2022 Appleton, 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
Appleton, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $643 $686 $881 $1,190 $1,195
Appleton, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $579 to $707 $617 to $755 $793 to $969 $1,071 to $1,309 $1,076 to $1,315

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Appleton, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 1,523
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 649
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $53,588 ±$1,937
Median Rent $682 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.77% ± 3.55pp
Total Population 73,118

Population and Household Demographics

Appleton is a city in Calumet County, Wisconsin with a population of 73,118. There are 28,447 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 32.69% of households in Appleton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Appleton

The median gross income for households in Appleton is $53,588 a year, or $4,466 a month. The median rent for the city is $682 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Appleton, a household making less than $2,273 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Appleton.

Area Median Income In Appleton

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 Appleton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Calumet County.

In Appleton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,900

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 Appleton

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 Appleton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Appleton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,100 $23,000 $25,850 $28,700 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Appleton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,500 $38,300 $43,100 $47,850 $51,700 $55,550 $59,350 $63,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Appleton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,600 $61,250 $68,900 $76,550 $82,700 $88,800 $94,950 $101,050