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Affordable Housing In Grant County

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Grant County

Spw Fennimore I Sunny Dell I Apartments

1525 Jefferson St
Fennimore, Wisconsin

Spw Fennimore IIi Sunny Dell IIi Apartments

1745 Monroe St
Fennimore, Wisconsin

Willowbrook Family Apartments

420 E Kelly St
Cuba City, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Union St Apartments

105 Union St
Bloomington, Wisconsin

Maplewood Glen Senior Living Community

714 S Clinton St
Cuba City, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Hickory Knoll Apartments

103 16th St
Potosi, Wisconsin

Parkview Apartments

1516 De Valera Dr
Platteville, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Prairie Street Apartments

109 E Prairie St
Boscobel, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Willow Village I

204 Sunset Ln
Boscobel, Wisconsin


213 Wisconsin Ave
Boscobel, Wisconsin

Guide To Affordable Housing in Grant County, Wisconsin

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 797 affordable apartments for rent in Grant County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Grant County, Wisconsin

Grant County features 557 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 Grant County, Wisconsin

There are 238 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Grant County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Grant County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Grant County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Grant County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Grant County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $644 and $787.

2020 Grant 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 $562 $566 $715 $939 $1,255
Payment Standard Range $506 to $618 $509 to $623 $644 to $787 $845 to $1,033 $1,130 to $1,381

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Grant County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 797
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 557
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $49,067 ±$1,323
Median Rent $677 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.7% ± 4.02pp
Total Population 51,489

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.

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 $68,500

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 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 $14,900 $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