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Affordable Housing In Dane County
Wisconsin

170 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dane County

Elver Park III

1128 Morraine View Dr
Madison, Wisconsin

Sunny Hill

708 Frances Ct
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Sunfish Court Apartments

73 Sunfish Ct
Madison, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Waldmar Housing

204 Durtschi Dr
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Rolling Prairie Apartments Homes

405 S Bird St
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Vandenburg Heights

1204 N Pine St
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Single Family Rent to Own

1117 Ruskin St
Madison, Wisconsin

641 W Main St

641 W Main St
Madison, Wisconsin

Quaker Housing

2110 Fisher St
Madison, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Lakeview Village Maple Terrace

115 Maple Ct
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Dane County

Housing Authority Programs
Dane County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dane County, Wisconsin

There are 170 low income housing apartment communities offering 10,556 affordable apartments for rent in Dane County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Dane County, Wisconsin

Dane County features 3,853 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 Dane County, Wisconsin

There are 6,575 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dane County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dane County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dane County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Dane County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dane County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,067 and $1,305.

2020 Dane 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 $861 $1,015 $1,186 $1,635 $1,972
Payment Standard Range $775 to $947 $914 to $1,117 $1,067 to $1,305 $1,472 to $1,799 $1,775 to $2,169

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dane County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 170
Total Low Income Apartments 10,556
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,853
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $62,865 ±$831
Median Rent $923 ±$7
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.73% ± 1.39pp
Total Population 510,198

Population and Household Demographics

Dane County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 510,198. There are 211,114 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 41.89% of households in Dane County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dane County

The median gross income for households in Dane County is $62,865 a year, or $5,239 a month. The median rent for the county is $923 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dane County, a household making less than $3,077 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Dane County.

Area Median Income In Dane 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 Dane County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,100

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 Dane 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 Dane County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,050 $24,050 $27,050 $30,050 $32,500 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,050 $40,050 $45,050 $50,050 $54,100 $58,100 $62,100 $66,100
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650

Cities In Dane County

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City Served By
Albion The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albion is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Belleville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belleville is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Berry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berry is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Black Earth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black Earth is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Blooming Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blooming Grove is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Blue Mounds The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blue Mounds is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Bristol The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bristol is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Brooklyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brooklyn is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Burke The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burke is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Cambridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cambridge is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Christiana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Christiana is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Cottage Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cottage Grove is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Cross Plains The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cross Plains is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Dane The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dane is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Deerfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deerfield is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Deforest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deforest is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Dunkirk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dunkirk is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Dunn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dunn is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Edgerton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edgerton are the City of Edgerton Housing Authority and Dane County Housing Authority.
Fitchburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fitchburg is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Madison The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Madison are the Community Development Authority of the City of Madison and Dane County Housing Authority.
Maple Bluff The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maple Bluff is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Marshall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marshall is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Mazomanie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mazomanie is the Dane County Housing Authority.
McFarland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McFarland is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Medina The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medina is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Middleton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middleton is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Monona The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monona is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Montrose The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montrose is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Mount Horeb The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Horeb is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Oregon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oregon is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Perry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perry is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Pleasant Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Springs is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Primrose The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Primrose is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Rockdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockdale is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Roxbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roxbury is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Rutland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rutland is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Shorewood Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shorewood Hills is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Springdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springdale is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Stoughton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stoughton is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Sun Prairie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sun Prairie is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Vermont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vermont is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Verona The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Verona is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Vienna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vienna is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Waunakee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waunakee is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Westport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westport is the Dane County Housing Authority.
Windsor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windsor is the Dane County Housing Authority.
York The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves York is the Dane County Housing Authority.