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Affordable Housing In Florence
Florence County, Wisconsin

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Florence

Florence Terrace

1 Chapin St
Florence, Wisconsin
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Florence

Housing Authority Programs
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Newcap Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Florence, Wisconsin

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Florence, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Florence, Wisconsin

Florence features 24 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 Florence, Wisconsin

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Florence.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Florence, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Florence landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Florence.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Florence, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Florence, 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
Florence, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $500 $557 $734 $913 $1,044
Florence, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $450 to $550 $501 to $613 $661 to $807 $822 to $1,004 $940 to $1,148

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Florence, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $29,688 ±$8,214
Median Rent $342 ±$144
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.53% ± 34.31pp
Total Population 502

Population and Household Demographics

Florence is a city in Florence County, Wisconsin with a population of 502. There are 196 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 42.35% of households in Florence are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Florence

The median gross income for households in Florence is $29,688 a year, or $2,474 a month. The median rent for the city is $342 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Florence, a household making less than $1,140 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Florence.

Area Median Income In Florence

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 Florence, the AMI is calculated from all households within Florence County.

In Florence, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,800

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 Florence

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 Florence

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Florence AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,100 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Florence AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Florence AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850