Affordable Housing In Bayfield County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bayfield County

Oski-Ombendaam (New Hope)

Blueberry Road & Pageant Road
Bayfield, WI
HCV Welcome

Richard Gurnoe Villa

4137 Watertower Rd
Bayfield, WI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Red Cliff Rehab II

37390 North Bradum Road
Bayfield, WI
HCV Welcome


101 Jenkins Rd
Cable, WI
HCV Welcome

Red Cliff Housing Development Phase I

36795 Daley Rd
Bayfield, WI
HCV Welcome

Washburn Housing Redevelopment - Hud

420 E 3rd St
Washburn, WI
HCV Welcome

M04 85208.200.02 Wheda Rhd 3082

25 N Broad St
Bayfield, WI
HCV Welcome

Bay Ridge Villa 1

10 N 6th St
Bayfield, WI

Bayfield Co Housing Redevelop - Rd, Llc

68085 S Bohn St
Iron River, WI

Autumn Manor and Scat Sites

417 5th Ave W
Washburn, WI
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Other Housing Authorities located in Bayfield County

Housing Authority Programs
City of Washburn and County of Bayfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bayfield County, Wisconsin

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,229 affordable apartments for rent in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. Bayfield County features 1,092 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 137 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bayfield County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bayfield County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 1,229
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.1

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 $62,100

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 Bayfield County 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 $14,350 $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 Bayfield County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2006 to 2008, 2 low income apartment communities containing 45 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bayfield 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 Bayfield 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 Bayfield 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 Bayfield 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$530 $593 $781 $973 $1,058

Cities In Bayfield County

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City Listings Served By
Bayfield 6
Washburn 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washburn is the City of Washburn and County of Bayfield Housing Authority.
Iron River 1
Barksdale 0
Barnes 0
Bayview 0
Bell 0
Cable 1
Clover 0
Cornucopia 0
Delta 0
Drummond 0
Eileen 0
Grand View 0
Grandview 0
Herbster 0
Hughes 0
Kelly 0
Keystone 0
Lincoln 0
Mason 0
Namakagon 0
Orienta 0
Oulu 0
Pilsen 0
Port Wing 0
Russell 0
Tripp 0