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Affordable Housing In Darlington
Lafayette County, Wisconsin

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Darlington

Drive in Highview Apartments

1023 Main St
Darlington, Wisconsin

Spw - Darlington Park Harriet Apartments

710 Ohio St
Darlington, Wisconsin

Darbridge Apartment

423 Ravine Street
Darlington, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Darlington

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Darlington, Wisconsin

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 49 affordable apartments for rent in Darlington, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Darlington, Wisconsin

Darlington features 49 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 Darlington, Wisconsin

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Darlington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Darlington, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Darlington, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Darlington, 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 $465 $555 $714 $890 $984
Payment Standard Range $419 to $512 $500 to $611 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $886 to $1,082

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Darlington, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 49
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 49
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $47,326 ±$3,233
Median Rent $655 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.33% ± 12.11pp
Total Population 2,338

Population and Household Demographics

Darlington is a city in Lafayette County, Wisconsin with a population of 2,338. There are 1,010 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 34.75% of households in Darlington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Darlington

The median gross income for households in Darlington is $47,326 a year, or $3,944 a month. The median rent for the city is $655 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Darlington, a household making less than $2,183 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Darlington.

Area Median Income In Darlington

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 Darlington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lafayette County.

In Darlington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,400

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 Darlington

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 Darlington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800