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Affordable Housing In Jackson County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson County

Richard Bruesehoff Villa

111 Maplewood Ct
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Disabled Supportive Housing

Jackson County

130 S Water St
Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Third Street Apartments

413 S 3rd St
Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Midtown Apartments

218 E Main St
Alma Center, Wisconsin


100 Lincolnwood Dr
Brockway, Wisconsin

Union Place Apartments

223 N 4th St
Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Lincolnwood Glen Senior Living Community

100 Lincolnwood Dr
Black River Falls, Wisconsin

The Crossings

401 N Main St
Merrillan, Wisconsin

Old Track Place

501 N Jackson St
Merrillan, Wisconsin

Country View Apartments

145 Rye Bluff Rd
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Jackson County, Wisconsin

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 237 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Jackson County, Wisconsin

Jackson County features 110 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 Jackson County, Wisconsin

There are 127 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson County, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jackson County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Jackson 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 $484 $571 $714 $947 $1,033
Payment Standard Range $436 to $532 $514 to $628 $643 to $785 $852 to $1,042 $930 to $1,136

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jackson County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 237
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 110
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $47,851 ±$2,402
Median Rent $621 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.85% ± 6.12pp
Total Population 20,543

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 20,543. There are 7,960 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 25.94% of households in Jackson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson County

The median gross income for households in Jackson County is $47,851 a year, or $3,988 a month. The median rent for the county is $621 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson County, a household making less than $2,070 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson County.

Area Median Income In Jackson 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 Jackson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,100

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 Jackson 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 Jackson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800