Affordable Housing In Eau Claire County
7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Eau Claire County
Housing Authorities that serve Eau Claire County
|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|
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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|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.
|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.
|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.
Cities In Eau Claire County
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