Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Iowa County

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Iowa County

Mission Village of Dodgeville

200 Colin Dr
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Highland View Apartments

148 Main St
Highland, Wisconsin
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Highland Apartments

144 Main St
Highland, Wisconsin

Dane County Housing

512 S Montgomery St
Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Iowa County Housing

111 W Valley St
Dodgeville, Wisconsin

School House Apartments - Mineral Point

530 Maiden St
Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Spw Blanchardville Park Meadows Apartments

305 Meadow St
Blanchardville, Wisconsin

Valley Hill Crssing

203 W Wilson St
Blanchardville, Wisconsin

Summit Apartments Inc

102 Arneson Rd
Barneveld, Wisconsin

Brookdale Apartments Scat Sites

430 S Saint Augustine St
Pulaski, Wisconsin

Guide To Affordable Housing in Iowa County, Wisconsin

There are 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 512 affordable apartments for rent in Iowa County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Iowa County, Wisconsin

Iowa County features 417 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 Iowa County, Wisconsin

There are 95 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Iowa County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Iowa County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Iowa County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Iowa County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Iowa County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $777 and $949.

2020 Iowa 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 $637 $655 $863 $1,083 $1,424
Payment Standard Range $573 to $701 $590 to $721 $777 to $949 $975 to $1,191 $1,282 to $1,566

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Iowa County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 512
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 417
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $55,188 ±$2,200
Median Rent $687 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.2% ± 5.63pp
Total Population 23,769

Population and Household Demographics

Iowa County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 23,769. There are 9,689 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 23.09% of households in Iowa County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Iowa County

The median gross income for households in Iowa County is $55,188 a year, or $4,599 a month. The median rent for the county is $687 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Iowa County, a household making less than $2,290 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Iowa County.

Area Median Income In Iowa 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 Iowa County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,500

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 Iowa 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 Iowa County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,500 $18,850 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,500 $31,400 $35,350 $39,250 $42,400 $45,550 $48,700 $51,850
80% of Median $44,000 $50,250 $56,550 $62,800 $67,850 $72,850 $77,900 $82,900

Cities In Iowa County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Dodgeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dodgeville is the Dodgeville Housing Authority.
Mineral Point