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Affordable Housing In Barron County
Wisconsin

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Barron County

Franklin School Apartments

1011 S Main Street
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Barc Lane Apartments

651 9th Street
Chetek, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Scott Terrace

124 Parker St W
Prairie Farm, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Parkview Apartments

210 Portland Ave E
Almena, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Red Cedar Village

23 E Eau Claire St
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Island City Apartments

1080 3rd Ave
Cumberland, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Blue Valley Apartments

1310 N Wisconsin Ave
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Joseph J. Vinopal Villa

105 Ashland Ave W
Almena, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Barron Co. Family Housing

1202 W Center St
Chetek, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Sunrise Village

327 N Spruce St
New Auburn, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Barron County

Housing Authority Programs
Barron County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Barron County, Wisconsin

There are 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 968 affordable apartments for rent in Barron County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Barron County, Wisconsin

Barron County features 560 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 Barron County, Wisconsin

There are 368 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barron County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Barron County, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Barron County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $671 and $820.

2020 Barron County, 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 $554 $566 $745 $1,028 $1,055
Payment Standard Range $499 to $609 $509 to $623 $671 to $820 $925 to $1,131 $950 to $1,161

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Barron County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 968
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 560
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $45,714 ±$1,117
Median Rent $646 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.57% ± 4.33pp
Total Population 45,686

Population and Household Demographics

Barron County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 45,686. There are 19,120 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 26.96% of households in Barron County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barron County

The median gross income for households in Barron County is $45,714 a year, or $3,810 a month. The median rent for the county is $646 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barron County, a household making less than $2,153 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Barron County.

Area Median Income In Barron 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 Barron County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,000

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 Barron 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Barron County

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

Cities In Barron County

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City Served By
Almena The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Almena is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Arland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arland is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Barron The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Barron are the Housing Authority of the City of Barron and Barron County Housing Authority.
Barronett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barronett is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Bear Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bear Lake is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Cameron The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cameron is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Cedar Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Lake is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Chetek The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chetek are the Chetek Housing Authority and Barron County Housing Authority.
Clinton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Crystal Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal Lake is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Cumberland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cumberland are the Housing Authority of Cumberland and Barron County Housing Authority.
Dallas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dallas is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Dovre The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dovre is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Doyle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doyle is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Haugen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haugen is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Lakeland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeland is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Maple Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maple Grove is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Maple Plain The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maple Plain is the Barron County Housing Authority.
New Auburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Auburn is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Oak Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Grove is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Prairie Farm The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairie Farm is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Prairie Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairie Lake is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Rice Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rice Lake are the Rice Lake Housing Authority and Barron County Housing Authority.
Sioux Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sioux Creek is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Stanfold The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stanfold is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Stanley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stanley is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Sumner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sumner is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Turtle Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Turtle Lake is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Vance Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vance Creek is the Barron County Housing Authority.