Affordable Housing In Forest County
Wisconsin

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Forest County

Orchard Ridge Apartments

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

Sokaogon Homes I

3186 Indian Settlement Rd
Crandon, WI
HCV Welcome

Castle Apartments

Spruce St
Laona, WI
Subsidized

Harris Street Apartments

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

Fairfield Homes

400 E Elm St
Crandon, WI
Subsidized

Housing Enterprises of Wabeno II Limited

River St
Wabeno, WI
HCV Welcome

Metonga Apartments

307 N Metonga Ave
Crandon, WI
Subsidized

Grant Apartments

400 W Grant St
Crandon, WI
Subsidized

Housing Enterprises of Crandon I Lp

607 N Prospect Ave
Crandon, WI
HCV Welcome

Wabeno Heights Apartments

4650 N Branch St
Wabeno, WI
Subsidized

There are 11 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 222 affordable apartments for rent in Forest County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 143 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Forest County, HUD housing programs support 43 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 79 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Forest County, Wisconsin

Forest County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 222
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 143
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Total Population 9,150
Housing Units 3,810
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $40,636 ±$1,681
Median Rent $461 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.41% ± 5.21pp

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.1

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 $55,400

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 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 Forest County HUD Rental Assistance in Forest County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Forest County

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

From 1992 to 2008, 6 low income apartment communities containing 79 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Forest County 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 Forest County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
60% of Median $28,740 $32,880 $36,960 $41,040 $44,340 $47,640 $50,940 $54,180

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 Forest County is $36,960 a year, or $3,080 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,080 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $924 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% $599 $642 $770 $889 $993 $1,095
60% $719 $770 $924 $1,067 $1,191 $1,314
Fair Market Rents in Forest County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$450 $558 $700 $943 $946

Cities In Forest County

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City Listings Served By
Laona 3
Crandon 5
Wabeno 3
Alvin 0
Argonne 0
Armstrong Creek 0
Blackwell 0
Caswell 0
Freedom 0
Hiles 0
Lincoln 0
Mole Lake 0
Nashville 0
Newald 0
Popple River 0
Ross 0