Affordable Housing In Barron County
Wisconsin

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Barron County

Franklin School Apartments

1011 S Main Street
Rice Lake, WI
HCV Welcome

Barc Lane Apartments

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

Scott Terrace

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

Parkview Apartments

210 Portland Ave E
Almena, WI
Subsidized

Red Cedar Village

23 E Eau Claire St
Rice Lake, WI
Subsidized

Island City Apartments

1080 3rd Ave
Cumberland, WI
Subsidized

Blue Valley Apartments

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

Joseph J. Vinopal Villa

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

Barron Co. Family Housing

1202 W Center St
Chetek, WI
Subsidized

Sunrise Village

327 N Spruce St
New Auburn, WI
Subsidized

There are 32 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 875 affordable apartments for rent in Barron County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 488 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Barron County, HUD housing programs support 234 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 347 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Barron County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Barron County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Barron Public Housing
Rice Lake Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Chetek Housing Authority Public Housing
Housing Authority of Cumberland Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Barron County, Wisconsin

Barron County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 875
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 488
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Total Population 45,686
Housing Units 19,120
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $45,714 ±$1,117
Median Rent $646 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.57% ± 4.33pp

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.1

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 $60,900

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 Barron County 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 $14,350 $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 Barron 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 2004, 10 low income apartment communities containing 255 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Barron 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 Barron 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 Barron 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 Barron 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$532 $536 $709 $954 $1,020

Cities In Barron County

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City Listings Served By
New Auburn 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Auburn is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Cumberland 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cumberland are the Housing Authority of Cumberland and Barron County Housing Authority.
Rice Lake 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rice Lake is the Rice Lake Housing Authority.
Barron 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Barron are the Housing Authority of the City of Barron and Barron County Housing Authority.
Chetek 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chetek are the Chetek Housing Authority and Barron County Housing Authority.
Clinton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Almena 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Almena is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Prairie Farm 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairie Farm is the Barron County Housing Authority.
Arland 0
Barronett 0
Bear Lake 0
Cameron 0
Cedar Lake 0
Crystal Lake 0
Dallas 0
Dovre 0
Doyle 0
Haugen 0
Lakeland 0
Maple Grove 0
Maple Plain 0
Oak Grove 0
Prairie Lake 0
Sioux Creek 0
Stanfold 0
Stanley 0
Sumner 0
Turtle Lake 0
Vance Creek 0