Affordable Housing In Door County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Door County

Bay Hill Apartments

613 N 12th Ave Apt 101
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Orchard Valley

1252 N 12th Pl
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bayview Terrace

215 Mill Rd
Sister Bay, WI

Sunset View

709 N 7th Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI

Williamstown Bay - Sturgeon Bay

133 N 15th Dr
Sturgeon Bay, WI
HCV Welcome

Bayview Apartments

910 S Elgin Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI
HCV Welcome

Bayview Terrace Apartments

537 S Neenah Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI

Bayview Terrace - South

178 W Park St
Forestville, WI
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Housing Authorities that serve Door County

Housing Authority Programs
Door County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Door County, Wisconsin

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 444 affordable apartments for rent in Door County, Wisconsin. Door County features 404 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 40 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Door County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Door County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 444
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 404
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.28%
Average Renter Household Size 1.84
Average Household Size 2.11
Median Household Income $51,928 ±$1,473
Median Rent $692 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.73% ± 6.28pp
Total Population 27,731

Population and Household Demographics

Door County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 27,731. There are 12,968 households in the county with an average household size of 2.11 persons. 21.28% of households in Door County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Door County

The median gross income for households in Door County is $51,928 a year, or $4,327 a month. The median rent for the county is $692 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Door County, a household making less than $2,307 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Door County.1

Area Median Income In Door 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 Door County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,600

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 Door 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 Door County HUD Rental Assistance in Door County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,050 $17,200 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
80% of Median $40,150 $45,850 $51,600 $57,300 $61,900 $66,500 $71,100 $75,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Door County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2003, 4 low income apartment communities containing 132 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Door 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 Door County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
60% of Median $30,120 $34,380 $38,700 $42,960 $46,440 $49,860 $53,280 $56,760

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 Door County is $38,700 a year, or $3,225 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,225 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $968 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% $628 $672 $806 $931 $1,039 $1,146
60% $753 $806 $968 $1,118 $1,247 $1,376
Fair Market Rents in Door 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
$551 $670 $813 $1,044 $1,152

Cities In Door County

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City Listings Served By
Sturgeon Bay 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sturgeon Bay is the Door County Housing Authority.
Sister Bay 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sister Bay is the Door County Housing Authority.
Forestville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forestville is the Door County Housing Authority.
Baileys Harbor 0
Brussels 0
Clay Banks 0
Egg Harbor 0
Ellison Bay 0
Ephraim 0
Gardner 0
Gibraltar 0
Jacksonport 0
Liberty Grove 0
Little Sturgeon 0
Nasewaupee 0
Sevastopol 0
Union 0
Washington 0