Affordable Housing In Ashland County
Wisconsin

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ashland County

Bay Terrace

600 4th St W
Ashland, WI

247 Voyager Ln

247 Voyager Ln
La Pointe, WI

Ashland Enterprises

401 MacArthur Ave
Ashland, WI
HCV Welcome

Roger Finstad Manor

14479 S Antoine Cir
Gordon, WI
Subsidized

Ashland Co

237 E Main St
Butternut, WI

Housing Authorities that serve Ashland County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Ashland County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ashland County, Wisconsin

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 473 affordable apartments for rent in Ashland County, Wisconsin. Ashland County features 405 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 68 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ashland County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ashland County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 473
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 405
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.68%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $39,381 ±$1,885
Median Rent $614 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.1% ± 6.6pp
Total Population 15,993

Population and Household Demographics

Ashland County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 15,993. There are 6,718 households in the county with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 30.68% of households in Ashland County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ashland County

The median gross income for households in Ashland County is $39,381 a year, or $3,282 a month. The median rent for the county is $614 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ashland County, a household making less than $2,047 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Ashland County.1

Area Median Income In Ashland County

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.

In Ashland County, 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 County

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 County HUD Rental Assistance in Ashland County

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 County

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, 4 low income apartment communities containing 60 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ashland County 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 County

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 County 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 County

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

Cities In Ashland County

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City Listings Served By
Ashland 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ashland are the Ashland Housing Authority and Ashland County Housing Authority.
Butternut 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butternut is the Ashland County Housing Authority.
Mellen 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mellen is the Ashland County Housing Authority.
Glidden 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glidden is the Ashland County Housing Authority.
La Pointe 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Pointe is the Ashland County Housing Authority.
Agenda 0
Birch Hill 0
Chippewa 0
Clam Lake 0
Diaperville 0
Franks Field 0
Gingles 0
Gordon 1
Jacobs 0
Marengo 0
Morse 0
New Odanah 0
Odanah 1
Peeksville 0
Sanborn 0
Shanagolden 0
White River 0