. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Brookfield, Wisconsin - Affordable Housing Online

Capitol Hill Senior Apartments

17390 Crest Hill Dr
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
LIHTC

Foxbrook Senior Community

18915 Thomson Dr
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
LIHTC
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There are 141 low-income apartments in Brookfield that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 0 low-income homes in Brookfield where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $426 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on July 20th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Brookfield, Wisconsin

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Waukesha Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Brookfield.

Brookfield, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Brookfield 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 Brookfield, Wisconsin

There are 141 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brookfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brookfield, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brookfield landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Brookfield.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brookfield, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $983 and $1,201.

2023 Brookfield, 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
Brookfield, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $766 $909 $1,092 $1,374 $1,499
Brookfield, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $689 to $843 $818 to $1,000 $983 to $1,201 $1,237 to $1,511 $1,349 to $1,649

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Brookfield, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 141
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 12.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $92,518 ±$3,483
Median Rent $1,316 ±$87
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.22% ± 6.8pp
Total Population 38,000

Population and Household Demographics

Brookfield is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin with a population of 38,000. There are 14,645 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 12.33% of households in Brookfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brookfield

The median gross income for households in Brookfield is $92,518 a year, or $7,710 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,316 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brookfield, a household making less than $4,387 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Brookfield.

Area Median Income In Brookfield

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 Brookfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Waukesha County.

In Brookfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,600

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 Brookfield

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 Brookfield

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brookfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Brookfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $49,950 $53,950 $57,950 $61,950 $65,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Brookfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500