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Tau Crossing I

South Highland
Jefferson, Wisconsin
S. 811 Supportive

Tau Crossing II

640 E Theodore St
Jefferson, Wisconsin
S. 811 Supportive

Orchard Hollow Apartments

1015 Collins Rd
Jefferson, Wisconsin
S. 202

Alverno Housing

128 S Kranz Ave
Jefferson, Wisconsin
S. 202

Jefferson Apartments

604 Collins Rd
Jefferson, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Jefferson Oaks West Apartments

622 Collins Rd
Jefferson, Wisconsin

River Crest and Scat Sites

431 N Elizabeth Ave
Jefferson, Wisconsin
Public Housing

School House Apartments - Jefferson

201 S Copeland Ave
Jefferson, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Rock View Apartments

207 E Henry St
Jefferson, Wisconsin


203 N Jackson Ave
Jefferson, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
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There are 148 low-income apartments in Jefferson that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 189 low-income homes in Jefferson where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 3rd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Jefferson, Wisconsin

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Jefferson Housing Authority Public Housing
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Jefferson.

Jefferson, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson, Wisconsin

Jefferson features 189 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 Jefferson, Wisconsin

There are 148 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $904 and $1,104.

2023 Jefferson, 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
Jefferson, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $671 $763 $1,004 $1,370 $1,384
Jefferson, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $604 to $738 $687 to $839 $904 to $1,104 $1,233 to $1,507 $1,246 to $1,522

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jefferson, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 337
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 189
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $47,817 ±$4,231
Median Rent $736 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.57% ± 8pp
Total Population 7,965

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson is a city in Jefferson County, Wisconsin with a population of 7,965. There are 3,011 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 43.44% of households in Jefferson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson

The median gross income for households in Jefferson is $47,817 a year, or $3,985 a month. The median rent for the city is $736 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson, a household making less than $2,453 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson.

Area Median Income In Jefferson

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 Jefferson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jefferson County.

In Jefferson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,900

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 Jefferson

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 Jefferson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jefferson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jefferson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,700 $37,350 $42,000 $46,650 $50,400 $54,150 $57,850 $61,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jefferson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,300 $59,750 $67,200 $74,650 $80,650 $86,600 $92,600 $98,550