Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Dunn County, WI

Discover affordable housing in Dunn County where there are 24+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.


504 Big Bluestem Ln, Colfax, Wisconsin 54730

Cedar Grove II

2502 Harvey Dr, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751

Weston Pines Apartments

3725 Weston Pines Ln, Weston, Wisconsin 54476

Elk Mound Housing

224 S Holly Ave, Elk Mound, Wisconsin 54739

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Dunn County, Wisconsin
$10.99 (+152%) more than Wisconsin minimum wage and $10.99 (+152%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Dunn County, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Dunn County, Wisconsin.

Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Dunn County.

How many renters live in Dunn County, Wisconsin?

The County of Dunn County has 45,221 people living in 17,257 households.

There are 12,051 renters living in 5,809 renter households in this County. Renters make up 26.65 percent of the population living in Dunn County.

What is the rental market like in Dunn County, Wisconsin?

There are an estimated 18,729 housing units in the Dunn County area. Of these, 6,192 units are rental homes, making up 33 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Dunn County, Wisconsin, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Dunn County?

The rental vacancy rate in Dunn County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Dunn County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dunn County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
157 1,189 2,341 1,336 589
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dunn County

A large number of apartments in Dunn County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Dunn County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 38 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 20 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Dunn County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $730 to $1,586. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $730
One BR $734
Two BR $963
Three BR $1,275
Four BR $1,586
2024 Fair Market Rents in Dunn County, Wisconsin

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Dunn County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 116 74 percent
One BR 871 73 percent
Two BR 1,445 62 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Dunn County, Wisconsin

How many affordable rental units are in Dunn County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Dunn County, Wisconsin including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 205
Public Housing 122
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 196
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 36
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Dunn County, Wisconsin

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Dunn County, Wisconsin

Dunn County features 412 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 Dunn County, Wisconsin

There are 523 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dunn County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dunn County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dunn County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dunn County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dunn County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $867 and $1,059.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.