Affordable Housing In Edgerton
Dane County, Wisconsin

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Edgerton

Fulton Street Apartments

811 W Fulton St
Edgerton, WI
2 BR

Edgerton Retirement Apartmets

505 Stoughman Road
Edgerton, WI

Edgerton Meadows I

116 York Rd
Edgerton, WI

Edgerton Meadows II

110 York Rd
Edgerton, WI

Elm Drive Apartments 1

800 Elm Dr
Edgerton, WI


105 Thronson Dr
Edgerton, WI
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Housing Authorities that serve Edgerton

Housing Authority Programs
City of Edgerton Housing Authority Public Housing
Dane County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Edgerton, Wisconsin

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 206 affordable apartments for rent in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Edgerton features 161 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 45 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Edgerton.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Edgerton, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 206
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 161
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.91%
Average Renter Household Size 1.82
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $53,125 ±$9,775
Median Rent $606 ±$139
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.43% ± 13.92pp
Total Population 5,484

Population and Household Demographics

Edgerton is a City in Dane County, Wisconsin with a population of 5,484. There are 2,356 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 33.91% of households in Edgerton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Edgerton

The median gross income for households in Edgerton is $53,125 a year, or $4,427 a month. The median rent for the city is $606 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Edgerton, a household making less than $2,020 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Edgerton.1

Area Median Income In Edgerton

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 Edgerton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dane County.

In Edgerton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,400

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 Edgerton

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 Edgerton HUD Rental Assistance in Edgerton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,100 $24,100 $27,100 $30,100 $32,550 $34,950 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,150 $40,200 $45,200 $50,200 $54,250 $58,250 $62,250 $66,300
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Edgerton

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 1999, 2 low income apartment communities containing 37 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Edgerton 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 Edgerton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,150 $40,200 $45,200 $50,200 $54,250 $58,250 $62,250 $66,300
60% of Median $42,180 $48,240 $54,240 $60,240 $65,100 $69,900 $74,700 $79,560

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 Edgerton is $54,240 a year, or $4,520 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,520 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,356 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% $879 $942 $1,130 $1,306 $1,456 $1,607
60% $1,055 $1,130 $1,356 $1,567 $1,748 $1,928
Fair Market Rents in Edgerton

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$861 $1,015 $1,186 $1,635 $1,972