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Affordable Housing In Appleton
Calumet County, Wisconsin

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Appleton

Ridgeview Highlands Apartments IV

300 W Highland Park Ave
Appleton, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Lincoln Mills

415 S Olde Oneida St
Appleton, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

1509 1511 Cass Street

1509 E Cass St
Appleton, Wisconsin

1513 1515 Cass Street

1513 E Cass St
Appleton, Wisconsin

Fox Valley Meadows Apartments

300 Schindler Pl
Appleton, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Appleton

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

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 653 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 870 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 $729 and $891.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $598 $624 $810 $1,124 $1,128
Payment Standard Range $538 to $658 $562 to $686 $729 to $891 $1,012 to $1,236 $1,015 to $1,241

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 653
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.1

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 $83,800

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,650 $20,150 $22,650 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350
80% of Median $46,950 $53,650 $60,350 $67,050 $72,450 $77,800 $83,150 $88,550