Affordable Housing In Ashland
Ashland County, Wisconsin

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ashland

Ashland Arms

716 4th St W
Ashland, WI
Subsidized

Bay Ridge Apartments

409 Vaughn Ave
Ashland, WI
Subsidized

Daniel Kimball Villa

517 6th St W
Ashland, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Robert Holmes Villa

522 Chapple Ave
Ashland, WI
HCV Welcome

Pinewood I - Mdi 21

1515 Beaser Ave
Ashland, WI
Subsidized

High Rise Scattered Sites

319 Chapple Ave
Ashland, WI

Bay Terrace

600 4th St W
Ashland, WI

Ashland Enterprises

401 MacArthur Ave
Ashland, WI
HCV Welcome
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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. Ashland features 265 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 40 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ashland.

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.1

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 $54,500

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 Ashland 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 $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ashland

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 1999, 3 low income apartment communities containing 52 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ashland by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Ashland

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
60% of Median $28,740 $32,880 $36,960 $41,040 $44,340 $47,640 $50,940 $54,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Ashland is $36,960 a year, or $3,080 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,080 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $924 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $599 $642 $770 $889 $993 $1,095
60% $719 $770 $924 $1,067 $1,191 $1,314
Fair Market Rents in Ashland

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$545 $562 $740 $922 $1,132