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Affordable Housing In Buffalo County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Buffalo County

Parkview Terrace Apartments

702 E Madison Ave, #J56
Milton, Wisconsin

Parkview Terrace II

1 Parview Ter
Milton, Wisconsin

Memorial Drive II

225 Memorial Dr
Mondovi, Wisconsin

Highland Apartments

600 Buffalo St
Mondovi, Wisconsin

The Homestead Apartments

620 E Saint Mary St
Milton, Wisconsin

Buffalo Co Hsg Inc

244 North Main Street
Cochrane, Wisconsin

Jefferson St Apts

310 Jefferson
Mondovi, Wisconsin
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Buffalo County, Wisconsin

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 337 affordable apartments for rent in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Buffalo County, Wisconsin

Buffalo County features 232 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 Buffalo County, Wisconsin

There are 33 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Buffalo County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Buffalo County, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Buffalo County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $694 and $848.

2020 Buffalo 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 $502 $585 $771 $974 $1,058
Payment Standard Range $452 to $552 $527 to $644 $694 to $848 $877 to $1,071 $952 to $1,164

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Buffalo County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 337
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 232
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $50,196 ±$2,227
Median Rent $621 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.16% ± 4.94pp
Total Population 13,319

Population and Household Demographics

Buffalo County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 13,319. There are 5,771 households in the county with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 24.62% of households in Buffalo County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Buffalo County

The median gross income for households in Buffalo County is $50,196 a year, or $4,183 a month. The median rent for the county is $621 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Buffalo County, a household making less than $2,070 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Buffalo County.

Area Median Income In Buffalo 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 Buffalo County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,500

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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo County

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City Served By
Buffalo City
Fountain City
Mondovi The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mondovi is the Mondovi Housing Authority.