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Affordable Housing In Forest County

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

Castle Apartments

Spruce St
Laona, Wisconsin

Fairfield Homes

400 E Elm St
Crandon, Wisconsin

Metonga Apartments

307 N Metonga Ave
Crandon, Wisconsin

Grant Apartments

400 W Grant St
Crandon, Wisconsin

Housing Enterprises of Crandon I Lp

607 N Prospect Ave
Crandon, Wisconsin

Wabeno Heights Apartments

4650 N Branch St
Wabeno, Wisconsin

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 $643 and $785.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $465 $569 $714 $931 $967
Payment Standard Range $419 to $512 $512 to $626 $643 to $785 $838 to $1,024 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and 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 $56,000

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800

Cities In Forest County

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