Affordable Housing In Forest County
Wisconsin

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Forest County

Orchard Ridge Apartments

1761 Maple Ave
Wabeno, Wisconsin
Income Based
2-3 BR

Sokaogon Homes I

3186 Indian Settlement Rd
Crandon, Wisconsin

Harris Street Apartments

4746 Cherry St
Laona, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
3 BR
Subsidized

Castle Apartments

Spruce St
Laona, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Fairfield Homes

400 E Elm St
Crandon, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Metonga Apartments

307 N Metonga Ave
Crandon, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Grant Apartments

400 W Grant St
Crandon, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Housing Enterprises of Crandon I Lp

607 N Prospect Ave
Crandon, Wisconsin

Wabeno Heights Apartments

4650 N Branch St
Wabeno, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Forest County, Wisconsin

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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Forest County, Wisconsin

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 Forest County, Wisconsin

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 230 affordable apartments for rent in Forest County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Forest County, Wisconsin

Forest County features 151 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 Forest County, Wisconsin

There are 79 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Forest County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Forest County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Forest County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Forest County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Forest County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Forest 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
Forest County, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $522 $575 $757 $936 $1,027
Forest County, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $470 to $574 $518 to $633 $681 to $833 $842 to $1,030 $924 to $1,130

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Forest County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 230
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 151
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $40,636 ±$1,681
Median Rent $461 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.41% ± 5.21pp
Total Population 9,150

Population and Household Demographics

Forest County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 9,150. There are 3,810 households in the county with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 23.2% of households in Forest County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Forest County

The median gross income for households in Forest County is $40,636 a year, or $3,386 a month. The median rent for the county is $461 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Forest County, a household making less than $1,537 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Forest County.

Area Median Income In Forest 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 Forest County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,700

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 Forest 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 Forest County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Forest County 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 Forest County 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 Forest County 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

Cities In Forest County

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City Served By
Alvin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alvin are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Argonne The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Argonne are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Armstrong Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Armstrong Creek are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Blackwell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blackwell are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Caswell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Caswell are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Crandon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crandon are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Freedom The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Freedom are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Hiles The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hiles are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Laona The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Laona are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Lincoln The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lincoln are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Mole Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mole Lake are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Nashville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nashville are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Newald The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newald are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Popple River The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Popple River are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Ross The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ross are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Wabeno The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wabeno are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.