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Affordable Housing In Birch Hill
Ashland County, Wisconsin

Housing Authorities that serve Birch Hill

Housing Authority Programs
Ashland County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Birch Hill, Wisconsin

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Birch Hill, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Birch Hill, Wisconsin

Birch Hill features 0 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 Birch Hill, Wisconsin

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Birch Hill.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Birch Hill, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Birch Hill landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Birch Hill.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Birch Hill, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $666 and $814.

2020 Birch Hill, 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 $545 $562 $740 $922 $1,132
Payment Standard Range $491 to $600 $506 to $618 $666 to $814 $830 to $1,014 $1,019 to $1,245

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Birch Hill, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 92.86%
Average Renter Household Size 3.14
Average Household Size 3.17
Median Household Income $18,000 ±$5,917
Median Rent $405 ±$114
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 23.08% ± 21.35pp
Total Population 266

Population and Household Demographics

Birch Hill is a city in Ashland County, Wisconsin with a population of 266. There are 84 households in the city with an average household size of 3.17 persons. 92.86% of households in Birch Hill are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Birch Hill

The median gross income for households in Birch Hill is $18,000 a year, or $1,500 a month. The median rent for the city is $405 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Birch Hill, a household making less than $1,350 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 23.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Birch Hill.

Area Median Income In Birch Hill

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 Birch Hill, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ashland County.

In Birch Hill, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,000

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 Birch Hill

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 Birch Hill

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