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Affordable Housing In Bayfield County

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bayfield County

Richard Gurnoe Villa

4137 Watertower Rd
Bayfield, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Red Cliff Rehab II

37390 North Bradum Road
Bayfield, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers


101 Jenkins Rd
Cable, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Red Cliff Housing Development Phase I

36795 Daley Rd
Bayfield, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Washburn Housing Redevelopment - Hud

420 E 3rd St
Washburn, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

M04 85208.200.02 Wheda Rhd 3082

25 N Broad St
Bayfield, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Bay Ridge Villa 1

10 N 6th St
Bayfield, Wisconsin

Bayfield Co Housing Redevelop - Rd, Llc

68085 S Bohn St
Iron River, Wisconsin

Autumn Manor and Scat Sites

417 5th Ave W
Washburn, Wisconsin
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Bayfield County, Wisconsin

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,205 affordable apartments for rent in Bayfield County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Bayfield County, Wisconsin

Bayfield County features 1,092 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 Bayfield County, Wisconsin

There are 113 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bayfield County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bayfield County, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bayfield County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $703 and $859.

2020 Bayfield 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 $530 $593 $781 $973 $1,058
Payment Standard Range $477 to $583 $534 to $652 $703 to $859 $876 to $1,070 $952 to $1,164

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bayfield County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 1,205
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,092
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $46,665 ±$1,207
Median Rent $613 ±$58
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.28% ± 5.34pp
Total Population 15,050

Population and Household Demographics

Bayfield County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 15,050. There are 6,919 households in the county with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 17.75% of households in Bayfield County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bayfield County

The median gross income for households in Bayfield County is $46,665 a year, or $3,889 a month. The median rent for the county is $613 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bayfield County, a household making less than $2,043 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Bayfield County.

Area Median Income In Bayfield 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 Bayfield County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,500

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 Bayfield 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 Bayfield 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 Bayfield County

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City Served By
Grand View
Iron River
Port Wing
Washburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washburn is the City of Washburn and County of Bayfield Housing Authority.