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Affordable Housing In Baraboo
Sauk County, Wisconsin

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baraboo

The Lutheran Home

717 Jefferson St
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Donahue Terrace

227 1st Ave
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Delton Commons Apartments Homes

1197 Bunker Dr
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Baraboo Court

1119 12th St
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Park Ridge Apartments

1101 Silver Dr
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Hillside Glenn Apartments

1105 12th St
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Corson Square Apartments

920 10th St
Baraboo, Wisconsin


100 Silver Dr
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Highpointe Commons

1141 12th St
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Lin Mar Trace Apts.

910 Lake Street
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Baraboo

Housing Authority Programs
Baraboo Community Development Authority Public Housing
Sauk County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Baraboo, Wisconsin

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 410 affordable apartments for rent in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Baraboo, Wisconsin

Baraboo features 146 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 Baraboo, Wisconsin

There are 264 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baraboo.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baraboo, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Baraboo landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Baraboo.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baraboo, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $756 and $924.

2020 Baraboo, 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 $604 $681 $840 $1,134 $1,138
Payment Standard Range $544 to $664 $613 to $749 $756 to $924 $1,021 to $1,247 $1,024 to $1,252

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Baraboo, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 410
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 146
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $38,793 ±$3,643
Median Rent $681 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.47% ± 8.78pp
Total Population 12,071

Population and Household Demographics

Baraboo is a city in Sauk County, Wisconsin with a population of 12,071. There are 5,043 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 45.11% of households in Baraboo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baraboo

The median gross income for households in Baraboo is $38,793 a year, or $3,233 a month. The median rent for the city is $681 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baraboo, a household making less than $2,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Baraboo.

Area Median Income In Baraboo

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 Baraboo, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sauk County.

In Baraboo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,500

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 Baraboo

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 Baraboo

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,250 $17,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,400 $29,000 $32,650 $36,250 $39,150 $42,050 $44,950 $47,850
80% of Median $40,600 $46,400 $52,200 $58,000 $62,650 $67,300 $71,950 $76,600