Affordable Housing In Douglas County
Wisconsin

26 Low Income Apartment Communities In Douglas County

Charles Rasmussen Villa

5515 E 3rd Street
Superior, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Royalton Manor

1900 New York Ave
Superior, WI
Subsidized

Douglas County Arc

3105 Cumming Ave
Superior, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

C. L. Lund Regina Hill Apartments

914 Tower Ave
Superior, WI
Subsidized

Superior Golden Apartments

2315 Banks Ave
Superior, WI
Subsidized

Superior Townhomes

A Aspen Ct
Superior, WI
Subsidized

Phoenix Villa Apartments

1100 Weeks Ave
Superior, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Westbay Apartments

1104 John Ave
Superior, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Oakwood Apartments

1112 John Ave
Superior, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Bartley Manor

3920 Tower Ave
Superior, WI
Subsidized

There are 26 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,798 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,386 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Douglas County, HUD housing programs support 541 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 412 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Douglas County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Superior Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Douglas County, Wisconsin

Douglas County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 26
Total Low Income Apartments 1,798
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,386
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Total Population 43,799
Housing Units 18,581
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $47,095 ±$2,086
Median Rent $696 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.84% ± 4.12pp

Population and Household Demographics

Douglas County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 43,799. There are 18,581 households in the county with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 31.81% of households in Douglas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Douglas County

The median gross income for households in Douglas County is $47,095 a year, or $3,925 a month. The median rent for the county is $696 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Douglas County, a household making less than $2,320 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Douglas County.1

Area Median Income In Douglas 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 Douglas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,900

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 Douglas 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 Douglas County HUD Rental Assistance in Douglas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
80% of Median $40,550 $46,350 $52,150 $57,900 $62,550 $67,200 $71,800 $76,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Douglas 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 2010, 13 low income apartment communities containing 337 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Douglas 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 Douglas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
60% of Median $30,420 $34,800 $39,120 $43,440 $46,920 $50,400 $53,880 $57,360

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 Douglas County is $39,120 a year, or $3,260 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,260 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $978 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% $634 $679 $815 $941 $1,050 $1,159
60% $761 $815 $978 $1,130 $1,260 $1,391
Fair Market Rents in Douglas 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$626 $670 $871 $1,121 $1,390

Cities In Douglas County

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City Listings Served By
Superior 24 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Superior is the Housing Authority of the City of Superior.
Solon Springs 2
Highland 0
Brule 0
Gordon 0
Days Creek 0
Gardiner 0
Lookingglass 0
Melrose 0
Roseburg North 0
Winchester Bay 0
Yoncalla 0
Amnicon 0
Bennett 0
Cloverland 0
Dairyland 0
Hawthorne 0
Lake Nebagamon 0
Lakeside 0
Maple 0
Oakland 0
Oliver 0
Parkland 0
Poplar 0
Summit 0
Wascott 0