Affordable Housing In Hayward
Sawyer County, Wisconsin

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hayward

Sawyer County Housing

15918 W 5th St
Hayward, Wisconsin

Northern Lights Apartments

15865 W Guard St
Hayward, Wisconsin


10573 Kansas Ave
Hayward, Wisconsin

Project 8 Drytown

9408 N Drytown Ave
Hayward, Wisconsin

Lac Courte Orellies Homes II

9012 N Akikaandag Ln
Hayward, Wisconsin

M99 Rhd89205.05 Ind

10828 Beal Ave
Hayward, Wisconsin

Northern Lights

15865 Guard St
Hayward, Wisconsin

M0182206.131.62 Indianhead

Indianhead Community Action Agency
Hayward, Wisconsin

Galaxie I

10695 N Reinke Street
Hayward, Wisconsin

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hayward, Wisconsin

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hayward, Wisconsin

Housing Authority Programs
Sawyer County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hayward, Wisconsin

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 312 affordable apartments for rent in Hayward, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Hayward, Wisconsin

Hayward features 158 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 Hayward, Wisconsin

There are 154 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hayward.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hayward, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hayward landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hayward.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hayward, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $736 and $900.

2022 Hayward, 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
Hayward, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $564 $622 $818 $1,011 $1,109
Hayward, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $508 to $620 $560 to $684 $736 to $900 $910 to $1,112 $998 to $1,220

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hayward, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 312
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 158
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.06%
Average Renter Household Size 1.92
Average Household Size 1.96
Median Household Income $30,074 ±$8,051
Median Rent $665 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.34% ± 12.78pp
Total Population 2,101

Population and Household Demographics

Hayward is a city in Sawyer County, Wisconsin with a population of 2,101. There are 1,009 households in the city with an average household size of 1.96 persons. 49.06% of households in Hayward are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hayward

The median gross income for households in Hayward is $30,074 a year, or $2,506 a month. The median rent for the city is $665 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hayward, a household making less than $2,217 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Hayward.

Area Median Income In Hayward

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 Hayward, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sawyer County.

In Hayward, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,000

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 Hayward

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 Hayward

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hayward AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,100 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hayward AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hayward AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850