Affordable Housing In Jackson County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson County

Richard Bruesehoff Villa

111 Maplewood Ct
Black River Falls, WI
Disabled Supportive Housing

Jackson County

130 S Water St
Black River Falls, WI

Third Street Apartments

413 S 3rd St
Black River Falls, WI

Midtown Apartments

218 E Main St
Alma Center, WI


100 Lincolnwood Dr
Brockway, WI
HCV Welcome

Union Place Apartments

223 N 4th St
Black River Falls, WI
HCV Welcome

Lincolnwood Glen Senior Living Community

100 Lincolnwood Dr
Black River Falls, WI
HCV Welcome

The Crossings

401 N Main St
Merrillan, WI
HCV Welcome

Old Track Place

501 N Jackson St
Merrillan, WI
HCV Welcome

Country View Apartments

145 Rye Bluff Rd
Black River Falls, WI
HCV Welcome
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There are 10 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 237 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 110 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Jackson County, HUD housing programs support 96 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 127 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jackson County, Wisconsin

Jackson County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 237
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 110
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Total Population 20,543
Housing Units 7,960
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $47,851 ±$2,402
Median Rent $621 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.85% ± 6.12pp

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.1

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 $64,600

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 Jackson County 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 $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Jackson County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2003, 7 low income apartment communities containing 150 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jackson County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Jackson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
60% of Median $28,740 $32,880 $36,960 $41,040 $44,340 $47,640 $50,940 $54,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Jackson County is $36,960 a year, or $3,080 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,080 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $924 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $599 $642 $770 $889 $993 $1,095
60% $719 $770 $924 $1,067 $1,191 $1,314
Fair Market Rents in Jackson County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$478 $564 $700 $934 $1,016

Cities In Jackson County

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City Listings Served By
Black River Falls 6
Merrillan 2
Knapp 0
Alma Center 1
Butte Falls 0
Foots Creek 0
Wimer 0
Adams 0
Albion 0
Alma 0
Bear Bluff 0
Brockway 1
City Point 0
Cleveland 0
Curran 0
Franklin 0
Garden Valley 0
Garfield 0
Hatfield 0
Hixton 0
Irving 0
Komensky 0
Manchester 0
Melrose 0
Millston 0
North Bend 0
Northfield 0
Springfield 0
Taylor 0