Affordable Housing In Chippewa County
Wisconsin

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chippewa County

Brookwood Glen Apartments

108 W 9th Ave
Stanley, WI
Subsidized

Ruth Gullerud Villa

4910 Otteson Ln
Eau Claire, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Park Towers Apartments

901 S Farwell St
Eau Claire, WI
Subsidized

St Johns South Apartments

815 Chapin St
Eau Claire, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Colony Park East Apartments

2803 Augusta St
Eau Claire, WI
Subsidized

Luther Lakeside Apartments

1412 Whipple St
Eau Claire, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Grace Parkside Apartments

49 E Spring St
Chippewa Falls, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

University Village Eau Claire

946 W MacArthur Ave
Eau Claire, WI
Subsidized

Bloomer Lakeview Apartments

2110 Duncan Rd
Bloomer, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Englewood Barrington Apartments

2311 Corona Ave
Eau Claire, WI
Subsidized

There are 43 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,885 affordable apartments for rent in Chippewa County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,135 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Chippewa County, HUD housing programs support 753 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 750 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Chippewa County

Housing Authority Programs
Chippewa County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Chippewa County

Housing Authority Programs
Stanley Housing Authority Public Housing
Eau Claire County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Eau Claire Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chippewa County, Wisconsin

Chippewa County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 1,885
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,135
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Total Population 63,209
Housing Units 24,873
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $52,109 ±$1,400
Median Rent $724 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.9% ± 4.86pp

Population and Household Demographics

Chippewa County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 63,209. There are 24,873 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 27.54% of households in Chippewa County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chippewa County

The median gross income for households in Chippewa County is $52,109 a year, or $4,342 a month. The median rent for the county is $724 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chippewa County, a household making less than $2,413 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Chippewa County.1

Area Median Income In Chippewa 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 Chippewa County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,300

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 Chippewa 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 Chippewa County HUD Rental Assistance in Chippewa County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,400 $17,600 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,700 $29,350 $33,000 $36,650 $39,600 $42,550 $45,450 $48,400
80% of Median $41,100 $46,950 $52,800 $58,650 $63,350 $68,050 $72,750 $77,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Chippewa County

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

From 1987 to 2011, 21 low income apartment communities containing 726 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Chippewa 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 Chippewa County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,700 $29,350 $33,000 $36,650 $39,600 $42,550 $45,450 $48,400
60% of Median $30,840 $35,220 $39,600 $43,980 $47,520 $51,060 $54,540 $58,080

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 Chippewa County is $39,600 a year, or $3,300 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,300 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $990 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% $643 $688 $825 $953 $1,064 $1,173
60% $771 $826 $990 $1,144 $1,277 $1,408
Fair Market Rents in Chippewa 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$520 $612 $810 $1,096 $1,282

Cities In Chippewa County

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City Listings Served By
Eau Claire 18 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eau Claire are the Eau Claire Housing Authority and Chippewa County Housing Authority.
Chippewa Falls 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chippewa Falls is the Chippewa County Housing Authority.
Bloomer 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomer is the Chippewa County Housing Authority.
Stanley 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stanley are the Stanley Housing Authority and Chippewa County Housing Authority.
Howard 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Howard is the Chippewa County Housing Authority.
Cornell 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornell is the Chippewa County Housing Authority.
Cleveland 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cleveland is the Chippewa County Housing Authority.
Cadott 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cadott is the Chippewa County Housing Authority.
Anson 0
Arthur 0
Auburn 0
Birch Creek 0
Boyd 0
Colburn 0
Cooks Valley 0
Delmar 0
Eagle Point 0
Edson 0
Estella 0
Goetz 0
Hallie 0
Holcombe 0
Jim Falls 0
Lafayette 0
Lake Hallie 0
Lake Holcombe 0
Lake Wissota 0
Ruby 0
Sampson 0
Sigel 0
Tilden 0
Wheaton 0
Woodmohr 0