Affordable Housing In Chetek
Barron County, Wisconsin

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chetek

Barc Lane Apartments

651 9th St
Chetek, Wisconsin
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Barron Co. Family Housing

1202 W Center St
Chetek, Wisconsin

Grand View Apartments - Chetek

1010 13th St
Chetek, Wisconsin

Lone Oak Manor

801 W Stout St
Chetek, Wisconsin

BCH Center Park Apartments

1202 West Center Street
Chetek, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Chetek

Housing Authority Programs
Chetek Housing Authority Public Housing
Barron County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chetek, Wisconsin

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 108 affordable apartments for rent in Chetek, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Chetek, Wisconsin

Chetek features 76 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 Chetek, Wisconsin

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chetek.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chetek, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chetek landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Chetek.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chetek, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Chetek, 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
Chetek, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $529 $557 $734 $993 $1,026
Chetek, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $501 to $613 $661 to $807 $894 to $1,092 $923 to $1,129

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Chetek, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 108
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 76
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $36,234 ±$2,116
Median Rent $624 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.96% ± 12.51pp
Total Population 2,345

Population and Household Demographics

Chetek is a city in Barron County, Wisconsin with a population of 2,345. There are 1,004 households in the city with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 40.14% of households in Chetek are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chetek

The median gross income for households in Chetek is $36,234 a year, or $3,020 a month. The median rent for the city is $624 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chetek, a household making less than $2,080 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Chetek.

Area Median Income In Chetek

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 Chetek, the AMI is calculated from all households within Barron County.

In Chetek, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,200

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 Chetek

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 Chetek

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Chetek AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,100 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Chetek AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Chetek AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850