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Affordable Housing In Columbia County
Wisconsin

33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Columbia County

Pat Smith Elder Locke Manor

142 Henry Drive
Portage, Wisconsin
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Carriage Hill

195 Fuller St
Columbus, Wisconsin
Subsidized

West Side Apartments

403 W Stroud St
Randolph, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Riverwood Apartments

215 W Mullett St
Portage, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Wyona Lake Apartments

107 Columbus St
Wyocena, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Greenview

388 Holland Dr
Randolph, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Campus View Apartments

406 W Collins St
Portage, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Parkview Apartments

106 Gillette St
Pardeeville, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Pioneer Place IIi

238 W Seward St
Poynette, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pioneer Place IV

298 Meadow Ln
Poynette, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Columbia County

Housing Authority Programs
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Columbia County, Wisconsin

There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 909 affordable apartments for rent in Columbia County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Columbia County, Wisconsin

Columbia County features 498 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 Columbia County, Wisconsin

There are 411 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Columbia County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Columbia County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Columbia County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Columbia County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Columbia County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $824 and $1,007.

2020 Columbia 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 $596 $695 $915 $1,296 $1,301
Payment Standard Range $536 to $656 $626 to $765 $824 to $1,007 $1,166 to $1,426 $1,171 to $1,431

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Columbia County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 909
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 498
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $59,769 ±$1,250
Median Rent $744 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.6% ± 4.26pp
Total Population 56,607

Population and Household Demographics

Columbia County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 56,607. There are 22,615 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 25.64% of households in Columbia County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Columbia County

The median gross income for households in Columbia County is $59,769 a year, or $4,981 a month. The median rent for the county is $744 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Columbia County, a household making less than $2,480 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.6% of households who rent are overburdened in Columbia County.

Area Median Income In Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
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

Cities In Columbia County

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City Served By
Arlington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arlington is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Caledonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caledonia is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Cambria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cambria is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Columbia City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbia City is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Columbus The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbus is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Courtland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Courtland is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Deer Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deer Island is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Dekorra The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dekorra is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Doylestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doylestown is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Fall River The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fall River is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Fort Winnebago The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Winnebago is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Fountain Prairie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fountain Prairie is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Friesland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Friesland is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Hampden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hampden is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lake Wisconsin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Wisconsin is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Leeds The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leeds is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lewiston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lewiston is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lodi The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lodi is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lowville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowville is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Marcellon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marcellon is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Newport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newport is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Otsego The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Otsego is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Pacific The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pacific is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Pardeeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pardeeville is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Portage The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portage is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Poynette The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Poynette is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Randolph The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Randolph is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Rio The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rio is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Scott The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scott is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Springvale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springvale is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
West Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Point is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Wyocena The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wyocena is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.