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Affordable Housing In Independence
Trempealeau County, Wisconsin

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Independence

Parkview Apartments

35777 Chestnut Ave
Independence, Wisconsin
Income Based
1-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Woods Edge

Gillmanton St
Independence, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Bugle Apartments CO Trempealeau Co

23556 Elm St
Independence, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Independence

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Trempealeau County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Independence, Wisconsin

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 82 affordable apartments for rent in Independence, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Independence, Wisconsin

Independence features 18 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 Independence, Wisconsin

There are 64 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Independence.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Independence, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Independence landlords $200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Independence.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Independence, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $671 and $820.

2020 Independence, 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 $560 $566 $745 $958 $1,059
Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $509 to $623 $671 to $820 $862 to $1,054 $953 to $1,165

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Independence, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 82
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 18
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $38,382 ±$4,030
Median Rent $625 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.23% ± 10.56pp
Total Population 1,624

Population and Household Demographics

Independence is a City in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin with a population of 1,624. There are 700 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 47.57% of households in Independence are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Independence

The median gross income for households in Independence is $38,382 a year, or $3,199 a month. The median rent for the city is $625 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Independence, a household making less than $2,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Independence.1

Area Median Income In Independence

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 Independence, the AMI is calculated from all households within Trempealeau County.

In Independence, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,300

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 Independence

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 Independence

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,650 $28,150 $31,650 $35,150 $38,000 $40,800 $43,600 $46,400
80% of Median $39,400 $45,000 $50,650 $56,250 $60,750 $65,250 $69,750 $74,250