Affordable Housing In Dodge County
Wisconsin

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dodge County

Madison Place

215 Madison St
Beaver Dam, WI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Gateway Senior Apartments

120 GATEWAY DRIVE
Waupun, WI
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Campbell Court Apartments

148 Judson Dr
Beaver Dam, WI
Subsidized

Horicon Heights

605 Minerva St
Horicon, WI
Subsidized

Fox View Apartments

202 Booth St
Fox Lake, WI

Fox Lake Manor Apartments

113 Forest St
Fox Lake, WI
Subsidized

Shoe Factory Apartments

913 N Spring St
Beaver Dam, WI
HCV Welcome

Beaver Dam Lake Historic Lofts

222 Madison St
Beaver Dam, WI
HCV Welcome

Fox Lake Enterprises

204 Booth St
Fox Lake, WI
HCV Welcome

Bay Harbor

1020 Lakecrest Ln
Beaver Dam, WI
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Dodge County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dodge County, Wisconsin

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,440 affordable apartments for rent in Dodge County, Wisconsin. Dodge County features 832 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 608 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dodge County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dodge County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 1,440
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 832
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $53,783 ±$1,394
Median Rent $761 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.33% ± 3pp
Total Population 88,547

Population and Household Demographics

Dodge County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 88,547. There are 33,322 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 27.67% of households in Dodge County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dodge County

The median gross income for households in Dodge County is $53,783 a year, or $4,482 a month. The median rent for the county is $761 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dodge County, a household making less than $2,537 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Dodge County.1

Area Median Income In Dodge 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 Dodge County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,800

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 Dodge 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 Dodge County HUD Rental Assistance in Dodge County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
80% of Median $40,800 $46,600 $52,450 $58,250 $62,950 $67,600 $72,250 $76,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Dodge 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, 22 low income apartment communities containing 729 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dodge 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 Dodge County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
60% of Median $30,600 $34,980 $39,360 $43,680 $47,220 $50,700 $54,180 $57,660

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 Dodge County is $39,360 a year, or $3,280 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,280 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $984 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% $638 $683 $820 $947 $1,056 $1,165
60% $765 $820 $984 $1,136 $1,268 $1,398
Fair Market Rents in Dodge 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$537 $639 $823 $1,157 $1,213

Cities In Dodge County

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City Listings Served By
Beaver Dam 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Beaver Dam are the Dodge County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Watertown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Watertown are the Watertown Housing Authority, Dodge County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Waupun 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waupun are the Dodge County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lomira 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lomira are the Dodge County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Mayville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mayville are the Dodge County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Fox Lake 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fox Lake are the Dodge County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Hartford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hartford are the Dodge County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Horicon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Horicon are the Dodge County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Juneau 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Juneau are the Dodge County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Burnett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burnett is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Iron Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Iron Ridge is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Ashippun 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashippun is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Brownsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownsville is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Calamus 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calamus is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Chester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Clyman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clyman is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Elba 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elba is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Emmet 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Emmet is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Herman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herman is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Hubbard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hubbard is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Hustisford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hustisford is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Kekoskee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kekoskee is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lebanon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lebanon is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Leroy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leroy is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lowell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowell is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Neosho 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Neosho is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Oak Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Grove is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Portland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portland is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Reeseville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reeseville is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Rubicon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rubicon is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Shields 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shields is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Theresa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Theresa is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Trenton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trenton is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Westford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westford is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Williamstown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williamstown is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.