Affordable Housing In Janesville
Rock County, Wisconsin

Housing Authorities that serve Janesville

Housing Authority Programs
Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Janesville, Wisconsin

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 889 affordable apartments for rent in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Janesville, Wisconsin

Janesville features 435 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 Janesville, Wisconsin

There are 454 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Janesville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Janesville, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Janesville landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Janesville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Janesville, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $748 and $914.

2020 Janesville, 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 $630 $634 $831 $1,097 $1,126
Payment Standard Range $567 to $693 $571 to $697 $748 to $914 $987 to $1,207 $1,013 to $1,239

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Janesville, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 889
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 435
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Janesville is a City in Rock County, Wisconsin with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Janesville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Janesville

The median gross income for households in Janesville is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Janesville

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 Janesville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rock County.

In Janesville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,600

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 Janesville

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 Janesville

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