Affordable Housing In Green County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Green County

New Glarus School Apartments

413 6th Ave
New Glarus, WI
Income Based
3 BR
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Brodhead Housing

702 17th St
Brodhead, WI

Spw New Glarus Edelweiss Apartments

301 5th St
New Glarus, WI

Riverview Apartments

101 W Main St
Albany, WI

Genesis IIi

101 Bowman St
Brooklyn, WI

M05rhdc - 0519 Brodhead Senior Village

21st St
Brodhead, WI
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Brodhead Senior Village

1108 21st St
Brodhead, WI
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 207 affordable apartments for rent in Green County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 67 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Green County, HUD housing programs support 35 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 140 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Green County

Housing Authority Programs
Monroe Housing Authority Public Housing
Albany Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Green County, Wisconsin

Green County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 207
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 67
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Total Population 37,044
Housing Units 14,819
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $56,219 ±$1,984
Median Rent $689 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.06% ± 4.54pp

Population and Household Demographics

Green County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 37,044. There are 14,819 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 26.63% of households in Green County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Green County

The median gross income for households in Green County is $56,219 a year, or $4,685 a month. The median rent for the county is $689 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Green County, a household making less than $2,297 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Green County.1

Area Median Income In Green 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 Green County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,900

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 Green 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 Green County HUD Rental Assistance in Green County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,150 $18,450 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,950 $30,800 $34,650 $38,450 $41,550 $44,650 $47,700 $50,800
80% of Median $43,050 $49,200 $55,350 $61,500 $66,450 $71,350 $76,300 $81,200
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Green County

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

From 1989 to 2006, 8 low income apartment communities containing 191 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Green 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 Green County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,950 $30,800 $34,650 $38,450 $41,550 $44,650 $47,700 $50,800
60% of Median $32,340 $36,960 $41,580 $46,140 $49,860 $53,580 $57,240 $60,960

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 Green County is $41,580 a year, or $3,465 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,465 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,040 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% $674 $722 $866 $1,000 $1,116 $1,231
60% $809 $866 $1,040 $1,200 $1,340 $1,478
Fair Market Rents in Green 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
$588 $590 $781 $1,050 $1,143

Cities In Green County

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City Listings Served By
New Glarus 2
Mount Pleasant 0
Brodhead 3
Brooklyn 1
Monroe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monroe is the Monroe Housing Authority.
Albany 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albany is the Albany Housing Authority.
Adams 0
Browntown 0
Cadiz 0
Clarno 0
Decatur 0
Exeter 0
Jefferson 0
Jordan 0
Juda 0
Monticello 0
Spring Grove 0
Sylvester 0
Washington 0
York 0