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Affordable Housing In Greenfield
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greenfield

Greenbrook Phase II

4955 S Greenbrook Ter
Greenfield, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Crestview of Woodland Ridge

3904 S Prairie Hill Ln
Greenfield, Wisconsin

Prairie Hill at Woodland Ridge Greenfield

3953 S Prairie Hill Ln
Greenfield, Wisconsin

Water Towers View at Woodland Ridge

3983 S Prairie Hill Ln
Greenfield, Wisconsin

Greenfield Senior Housing Llc

4200 S 35th St
Greenfield, Wisconsin

Lexington Village Apartments

5000 S 107th St
Greenfield, Wisconsin

Hill Crest Senior Housing

3993 S Prairie Hill Ln
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Greenfield

Housing Authority Programs
Milwaukee County Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Greenfield, Wisconsin

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 600 affordable apartments for rent in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Greenfield, Wisconsin

Greenfield features 174 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 Greenfield, Wisconsin

There are 426 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Greenfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Greenfield, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Greenfield, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $830 and $1,014.

2020 Greenfield, 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 $628 $761 $922 $1,177 $1,303
Payment Standard Range $565 to $691 $685 to $837 $830 to $1,014 $1,059 to $1,295 $1,173 to $1,433

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Greenfield, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 600
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 174
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.9%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $51,149 ±$1,349
Median Rent $868 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.3% ± 3.71pp
Total Population 37,113

Population and Household Demographics

Greenfield is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin with a population of 37,113. There are 16,546 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 42.9% of households in Greenfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Greenfield

The median gross income for households in Greenfield is $51,149 a year, or $4,262 a month. The median rent for the city is $868 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Greenfield, a household making less than $2,893 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Greenfield.

Area Median Income In Greenfield

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Greenfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Milwaukee County.

In Greenfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,800

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 Greenfield

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 Greenfield

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,650 $20,150 $22,650 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350
80% of Median $46,950 $53,650 $60,350 $67,050 $72,450 $77,800 $83,150 $88,550