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

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Bay Ridge Apartments

409 Vaughn Ave
Ashland, Wisconsin

Robert Holmes Villa

522 Chapple Ave
Ashland, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Ashland Arms

716 4th St W
Ashland, Wisconsin

Daniel Kimball Villa

517 6th St W
Ashland, Wisconsin
S. 202

Bay Terrace

600 4th St W
Ashland, Wisconsin
Public Housing

High Rise Scattered Sites

319 Chapple Ave
Ashland, Wisconsin
Public Housing

Pinewood I - Mdi 21

1515 Beaser Ave
Ashland, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Ashland Enterprises

401 MacArthur Ave
Ashland, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
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There are 40 low-income apartments in Ashland that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 265 low-income homes in Ashland where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $353 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 Ashland, 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
Ashland Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Ashland County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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Ashland, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Ashland, Wisconsin

Ashland features 265 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 Ashland, Wisconsin

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ashland.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ashland, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ashland, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Ashland, 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
Ashland, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $579 $666 $826 $1,090 $1,407
Ashland, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $521 to $637 $599 to $733 $743 to $909 $981 to $1,199 $1,266 to $1,548

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ashland, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 305
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 265
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.67%
Average Renter Household Size 1.79
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $38,882 ±$3,552
Median Rent $649 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.55% ± 9pp
Total Population 8,116

Population and Household Demographics

Ashland is a city in Ashland County, Wisconsin with a population of 8,116. There are 3,587 households in the city with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 39.67% of households in Ashland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ashland

The median gross income for households in Ashland is $38,882 a year, or $3,240 a month. The median rent for the city is $649 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ashland, a household making less than $2,163 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Ashland.

Area Median Income In Ashland

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 Ashland, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ashland County.

In Ashland, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,100

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 Ashland

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 Ashland

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ashland AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,850 $20,400 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ashland AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ashland AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,600 $54,400 $61,200 $68,000 $73,450 $78,900 $84,350 $89,800