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Affordable Housing In Ashland
Ashland County, Wisconsin

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ashland

Ashland Arms

716 4th St W
Ashland, Wisconsin

Bay Ridge Apartments

409 Vaughn Ave
Ashland, Wisconsin

Daniel Kimball Villa

517 6th St W
Ashland, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Robert Holmes Villa

522 Chapple Ave
Ashland, Wisconsin

Pinewood I - Mdi 21

1515 Beaser Ave
Ashland, Wisconsin

High Rise Scattered Sites

319 Chapple Ave
Ashland, Wisconsin

Bay Terrace

600 4th St W
Ashland, Wisconsin

Ashland Enterprises

401 MacArthur Ave
Ashland, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Ashland

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ashland, Wisconsin

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 305 affordable apartments for rent in Ashland, Wisconsin.

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 $666 and $814.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $545 $562 $740 $922 $1,132
Payment Standard Range $491 to $600 $506 to $618 $666 to $814 $830 to $1,014 $1,019 to $1,245

Sourced from federal housing data and 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 $59,000

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800