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Frostwood Apts

405 W Wausau St
Colby, Wisconsin
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S. 515 Rural

Fairview Apts

203 West Dolf St
Colby, Wisconsin
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S. 515 Rural

Wausau Street Apartments

511 W Wausau St
Colby, Wisconsin
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There are 68 low-income apartments in Colby that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 28 low-income homes in Colby where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 1st, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Colby, 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
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 Colby.

Colby, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Colby, Wisconsin

Colby features 28 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 Colby, Wisconsin

There are 68 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Colby.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Colby, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Colby, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Colby, 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
Colby, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $579 $628 $826 $1,084 $1,110
Colby, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $521 to $637 $565 to $691 $743 to $909 $976 to $1,192 $999 to $1,221

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Colby, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 96
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 28
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.01
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $37,685 ±$5,246
Median Rent $551 ±$77
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.35% ± 14.64pp
Total Population 1,851

Population and Household Demographics

Colby is a city in Clark County, Wisconsin with a population of 1,851. There are 742 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 42.45% of households in Colby are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Colby

The median gross income for households in Colby is $37,685 a year, or $3,140 a month. The median rent for the city is $551 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Colby, a household making less than $1,837 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Colby.

Area Median Income In Colby

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 Colby, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clark County.

In Colby, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,400

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 Colby

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 Colby

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Colby AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,850 $20,400 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Colby AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Colby AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,600 $54,400 $61,200 $68,000 $73,450 $78,900 $84,350 $89,800