. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Dorchester, Wisconsin - Affordable Housing Online

Dorchester Non - Profit Housing Corp.

310 W Kennedy Ave
Dorchester, Wisconsin

Kennedy Apartments

320 W Kennedy Ave
Dorchester, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Dorchester that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 24 low-income homes in Dorchester where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Dorchester, Wisconsin

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Dorchester.

Dorchester, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Dorchester, Wisconsin

Dorchester features 24 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 Dorchester, Wisconsin

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dorchester, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dorchester, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Dorchester, 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
Dorchester, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $579 $628 $826 $1,084 $1,110
Dorchester, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $521 to $637 $565 to $691 $743 to $909 $976 to $1,192 $999 to $1,221

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dorchester, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.96%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $40,938 ±$3,021
Median Rent $600 ±$66
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.33% ± 11.61pp
Total Population 977

Population and Household Demographics

Dorchester is a city in Clark County, Wisconsin with a population of 977. There are 385 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 38.96% of households in Dorchester are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dorchester

The median gross income for households in Dorchester is $40,938 a year, or $3,412 a month. The median rent for the city is $600 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dorchester, a household making less than $2,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Dorchester.

Area Median Income In Dorchester

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 Dorchester, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clark County.

In Dorchester, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,400

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 Dorchester

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 Dorchester

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dorchester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,850 $20,400 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dorchester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dorchester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,600 $54,400 $61,200 $68,000 $73,450 $78,900 $84,350 $89,800