There are 452 low-income apartments in Eau Claire that offer reduced rents to eligible households.
Rental assistance programs support 761 low-income homes in Eau Claire where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $402 towards rent each month.
Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 2nd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.
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.
|Eau Claire Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Chippewa County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Eau Claire features 761 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 452 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Eau Claire.
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Eau Claire landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Eau Claire.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Eau Claire, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $823 and $1,005.
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|
|Eau Claire, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent||$639||$716||$914||$1,244||$1,427|
|Eau Claire, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range||$575 to $703||$644 to $788||$823 to $1,005||$1,120 to $1,368||$1,284 to $1,570|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||20|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,213|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||761|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||46.97%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.17|
|Average Household Size||2.33|
|Median Household Income||$43,541 ±$2,195|
|Median Rent||$745 ±$19|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||51.7% ± 3.71pp|
Eau Claire is a city in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin with a population of 67,385. There are 27,104 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 46.97% of households in Eau Claire are renters.
The median gross income for households in Eau Claire is $43,541 a year, or $3,628 a month. The median rent for the city is $745 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Eau Claire, a household making less than $2,483 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Eau Claire.
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 Eau Claire, the AMI is calculated from all households within Eau Claire County.
In Eau Claire, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,300
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 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.
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Eau Claire AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Eau Claire AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Eau Claire AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.