Affordable Housing In Grant County

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Grant County

Sunset Fields Apartments

925 Eisenhower St
Fennimore, WI
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1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Union Street Apartments

111 Union St
Bloomington, WI

Doc Sum Apartments

410 W Maple St
Muscoda, WI

Muscoda Housing

457 E Mechanics St
Muscoda, WI

Sunrise Valley

703 S Washington St
Lancaster, WI

Cuba City Apartments

500 S Jefferson St
Cuba City, WI

Sun Valley Apartments

300 S Church St
Dickeyville, WI

Sunny Dell II

1685 Madison St
Fennimore, WI

Jenor Towers

75 N Oak St
Platteville, WI

Grant County Housing

208 Sunset Ln
Boscobel, WI

There are 25 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 735 affordable apartments for rent in Grant County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 497 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Grant County, HUD housing programs support 259 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 238 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Grant County

Housing Authority Programs
Boscobel Housing Authority Public Housing
Platteville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Grant County, Wisconsin

Grant County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 735
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 497
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Total Population 51,489
Housing Units 19,447
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $49,067 ±$1,323
Median Rent $677 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.7% ± 4.02pp

Population and Household Demographics

Grant County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 51,489. There are 19,447 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 29.19% of households in Grant County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grant County

The median gross income for households in Grant County is $49,067 a year, or $4,089 a month. The median rent for the county is $677 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grant County, a household making less than $2,257 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Grant County.1

Area Median Income In Grant 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 Grant County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Grant 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 Grant County HUD Rental Assistance in Grant 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 Grant County

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

From 1987 to 2007, 6 low income apartment communities containing 82 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Grant 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 Grant 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 Grant 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 Grant 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
$537 $556 $700 $928 $1,230

Cities In Grant County

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City Listings Served By
Bloomington 2
Boscobel 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boscobel is the Boscobel Housing Authority.
Fennimore 4
Lancaster 4
Platteville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Platteville is the Platteville Housing Authority.
Cuba City 3
Dickeyville 1
Muscoda 2
Potosi 1
Livingston 1
Rio 0
Blue River 0
Long Creek 0
Monument 0
Bagley 0
Beetown 0
Cassville 0
Castle Rock 0
Clifton 0
Ellenboro 0
Glen Haven 0
Harrison 0
Hazel Green 0
Hickory Grove 0
Jamestown 0
Kieler 0
Liberty 0
Lima 0
Little Grant 0
Marion 0
Millville 0
Montfort 0
Mount Hope 0
Mount Ida 0
North Lancaster 0
Paris 0
Patch Grove 0
Sandy Hook 0
Smelser 0
South Lancaster 0
Tennyson 0
Waterloo 0
Watterstown 0
Wingville 0
Woodman 0
Wyalusing 0