Affordable Housing In Eau Claire County
Wisconsin

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Eau Claire County

Biscuit Lofts

1300 First Avenue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Fairchild Housing

340 N Front St
Fairchild, Wisconsin
Subsidized

M04 Rhdc0512 Western Dairyland

331 North St
Fairchild, Wisconsin

Augusta 12

511 Colfax St
Augusta, Wisconsin

Fall Creek Commons

331 W Washington Ave
Fall Creek, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Golden Acres

2404 Spooner Ave
Altoona, Wisconsin

Altoona New Construction

415 6th St W
Altoona, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Eau Claire County

Housing Authority Programs
Eau Claire County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 123 affordable apartments for rent in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

Eau Claire County features 78 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 Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

There are 45 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Eau Claire County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Eau Claire County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Eau Claire County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $781 and $955.

2021 Eau Claire County, 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
Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $573 $659 $868 $1,178 $1,354
Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $516 to $630 $593 to $725 $781 to $955 $1,060 to $1,296 $1,219 to $1,489

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Eau Claire County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 123
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 78
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $49,513 ±$1,652
Median Rent $746 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.16% ± 3.38pp
Total Population 101,281

Population and Household Demographics

Eau Claire County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 101,281. There are 39,893 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 38.14% of households in Eau Claire County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Eau Claire County

The median gross income for households in Eau Claire County is $49,513 a year, or $4,126 a month. The median rent for the county is $746 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Eau Claire County, a household making less than $2,487 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Eau Claire County.

Area Median Income In Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,000

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 Eau Claire 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Eau Claire County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Eau Claire County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,800 $19,200 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Eau Claire County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Eau Claire County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $64,000 $69,150 $74,250 $79,400 $84,500

Cities In Eau Claire County

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City Served By
Altoona The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Altoona are the Altoona Housing Authority, Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Augusta The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Augusta are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Bridge Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bridge Creek are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Brunswick The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brunswick are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Clear Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clear Creek are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Drammen The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Drammen are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Fairchild The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fairchild are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Fall Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fall Creek are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lincoln The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lincoln are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Ludington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ludington are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Otter Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Otter Creek are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Pleasant Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pleasant Valley are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Seymour The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seymour are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Union The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Union are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Washington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Washington are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Wilson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wilson are the Eau Claire County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.