Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Athens, WI

Discover affordable housing in Athens where there are 2+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Allen Court Project

201 E Degner St, Athens, Wisconsin 54411

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accessibility Accessible

301 Caroline Project

301 Caroline St, Athens, Wisconsin 54411

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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Athens, Wisconsin

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
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Reported On March 21st, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Athens, Wisconsin
$19.32/hour
$12.07 (+166%) more than Wisconsin minimum wage and $12.07 (+166%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Athens, Wisconsin Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Athens, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Athens, Wisconsin.

Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Athens.

How many renters live in Athens, Wisconsin?

The City of Athens has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 24.63 percent of the population living in Athens.

What is the rental market like in Athens, Wisconsin?

There are an estimated housing units in the Athens area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Athens, Wisconsin, there are 1.07 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Athens?

The rental vacancy rate in Athens is 7 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Athens for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Athens
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
4 32 83 28 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Athens

A large number of apartments in Athens have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Athens

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $691 to $1,358. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $691
One BR $776
Two BR $1,020
Three BR $1,324
Four BR $1,358
2024 Fair Market Rents in Athens, Wisconsin

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Athens?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 0 100 percent
One BR 26 81 percent
Two BR 80 96 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Athens, Wisconsin

How many affordable rental units are in Athens?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Athens, Wisconsin including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Athens, Wisconsin

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Athens, Wisconsin

Athens features 0 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 Athens, Wisconsin

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Athens.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Athens, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Athens landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Athens.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Athens, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $918 and $1,122.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.