Affordable Housing In Dunn County
Wisconsin

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dunn County

Westwind Apartments

1005 Nordveien Dr
Boyceville, WI
HCV Welcome

Warren Knowles Manor

507 Cedar Court
Menomonie, WI

Gaylord Nelson Manor

603 East 21st Avenue
Menomonie, WI

University Village

2110 5th St E
Menomonie, WI
Subsidized

Tri City Housing

305 Galloway Ct
Menomonie, WI
Subsidized

Dunn County Elderly

201 Tiffany St
Boyceville, WI
Subsidized

Pinedale II

384 Red Cedar St
Menomonie, WI
HCV Welcome

Hosford Rich Apartments

1202 10th St E
Menomonie, WI

Birchwood Highlands Apartments

8005 Birch St
Weston, WI
HCV Welcome

Menomonie Housing

2421 4th St E
Menomonie, WI
HCV Welcome

There are 20 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 873 affordable apartments for rent in Dunn County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 339 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Dunn County, HUD housing programs support 216 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 494 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Dunn County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Dunn County

Housing Authority Programs
Menomonie Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dunn County, Wisconsin

Dunn County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 873
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 339
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Total Population 44,159
Housing Units 16,441
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $49,788 ±$2,028
Median Rent $721 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.23% ± 5.07pp

Population and Household Demographics

Dunn County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 44,159. There are 16,441 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 32.42% of households in Dunn County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dunn County

The median gross income for households in Dunn County is $49,788 a year, or $4,149 a month. The median rent for the county is $721 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dunn County, a household making less than $2,403 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Dunn County.1

Area Median Income In Dunn 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 Dunn County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,100

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 Dunn 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 Dunn County HUD Rental Assistance in Dunn County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,200 $27,650 $31,100 $34,550 $37,350 $40,100 $42,850 $45,650
80% of Median $38,750 $44,250 $49,800 $55,300 $59,750 $64,150 $68,600 $73,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Dunn 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 2006, 7 low income apartment communities containing 193 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dunn 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 Dunn County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,200 $27,650 $31,100 $34,550 $37,350 $40,100 $42,850 $45,650
60% of Median $29,040 $33,180 $37,320 $41,460 $44,820 $48,120 $51,420 $54,780

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 Dunn County is $37,320 a year, or $3,110 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,110 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $933 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% $605 $648 $778 $899 $1,003 $1,106
60% $726 $778 $933 $1,079 $1,203 $1,328
Fair Market Rents in Dunn 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
$558 $562 $716 $1,035 $1,085

Cities In Dunn County

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City Listings Served By
Menomonie 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Menomonie are the Menomonie Housing Authority and Dunn County Housing Authority.
Colfax 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colfax is the Dunn County Housing Authority.
Boyceville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boyceville is the Dunn County Housing Authority.
Elk Mound 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elk Mound is the Dunn County Housing Authority.
Downing 0
Downsville 0
Dunn 0
Eau Galle 0
Grant 0
Hay River 0
Knapp 0
Lucas 0
New Haven 0
Otter Creek 0
Peru 0
Red Cedar 0
Ridgeland 0
Rock Creek 0
Sand Creek 0
Sheridan 0
Sherman 0
Spring Brook 0
Stanton 0
Tainter 0
Tainter Lake 0
Tiffany 0
Weston 5
Wheeler 0
Wilson 0