Affordable Housing In Brown County
Wisconsin

37 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brown County

Danish Villas

141 Highridge Ave
Denmark, WI
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Green Bay Veterans Manor

2900 St Anthony Drive
Green Bay, WI
HCV Welcome

Fort Howard Apartments

141 N Chestnut Ave
Green Bay, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Maple Leaf Townhouses

1842 Western Ave
Green Bay, WI
Subsidized

Bay Oaks Apartments

222 S Quincy St
Green Bay, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Badger Terrace

130 Badger Ln
Green Bay, WI
Subsidized

Villa West Apartments

1644 9th St
Green Bay, WI
Subsidized

Mirmar Apartments

1240 University Ave
Green Bay, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Meadows North

2060 Van Deuren St
Green Bay, WI
Subsidized

Woodside Haven

2480 Bay Area Pl
Ashwaubenon, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Brown County

Housing Authority Programs
Green Bay Housing Authority Public Housing
Brown County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Brown County

Housing Authority Programs
Pulaski Housing Authority Public Housing
Depere Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brown County, Wisconsin

There are 37 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,370 affordable apartments for rent in Brown County, Wisconsin. Brown County features 1,238 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,132 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brown County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Brown County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 37
Total Low Income Apartments 2,370
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,238
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $53,527 ±$982
Median Rent $712 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.49% ± 2.03pp
Total Population 254,717

Population and Household Demographics

Brown County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 254,717. There are 100,640 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 34.05% of households in Brown County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brown County

The median gross income for households in Brown County is $53,527 a year, or $4,461 a month. The median rent for the county is $712 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brown County, a household making less than $2,373 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Brown County.1

Area Median Income In Brown 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 Brown County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,800

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 Brown 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 Brown County HUD Rental Assistance in Brown County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,200 $19,650 $22,100 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,650 $32,750 $36,850 $40,900 $44,200 $47,450 $50,750 $54,000
80% of Median $45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,450 $70,700 $75,950 $81,200 $86,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Brown County

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

From 1988 to 2011, 22 low income apartment communities containing 637 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Brown 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 Brown County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,650 $32,750 $36,850 $40,900 $44,200 $47,450 $50,750 $54,000
60% of Median $34,380 $39,300 $44,220 $49,080 $53,040 $56,940 $60,900 $64,800

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 Brown County is $44,220 a year, or $3,685 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,685 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,106 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% $716 $768 $921 $1,064 $1,186 $1,309
60% $860 $921 $1,106 $1,277 $1,424 $1,571
Fair Market Rents in Brown 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
$572 $624 $822 $1,160 $1,177

Cities In Brown County

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City Listings Served By
Green Bay 29 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Green Bay are the Green Bay Housing Authority and Brown County Housing Authority.
De Pere 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve De Pere are the Depere Housing Authority and Brown County Housing Authority.
Ashwaubenon 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashwaubenon is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Wrightstown 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wrightstown is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Denmark 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Denmark is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Pulaski 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pulaski is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Allouez 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Allouez is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Bellevue 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellevue is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Dyckesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dyckesville is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Eaton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eaton is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Glenmore 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenmore is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Greenleaf 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenleaf is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Hobart 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hobart is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Holland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holland is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Howard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Howard is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Humboldt 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Humboldt is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Lawrence 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawrence is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Ledgeview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ledgeview is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Morrison 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morrison is the Brown County Housing Authority.
New Denmark 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Denmark is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Pittsfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pittsfield is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Rockland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockland is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Scott 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scott is the Brown County Housing Authority.
Suamico 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Suamico is the Brown County Housing Authority.