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Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
Wisconsin

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Monroe Street Apartments

217 N. Monroe Street
Waterloo, Wisconsin
$765-890
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Tau Crossing I

South Highland
Jefferson, Wisconsin
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Jefferson Oaks West Apartments

622 Collins Rd
Jefferson, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Riverview Commons

112 Stimpson St
Watertown, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Mueller Apartments

1121 Highland Ave
Watertown, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rockwell Court Apartments

52 Spry Ave
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Orchard Hollow Apartments

1015 Collins Rd
Jefferson, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Alverno Housing

128 S Kranz Ave
Jefferson, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rock View Apartments

207 E Henry St
Jefferson, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Rock Lake Manor

228 Water St
Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson County

Housing Authority Programs
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Wisconsin

There are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,850 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Jefferson County features 1,315 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 County, Wisconsin

There are 535 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jefferson County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jefferson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $807 and $987.

2020 Jefferson 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 $595 $687 $897 $1,236 $1,312
Payment Standard Range $536 to $655 $618 to $756 $807 to $987 $1,112 to $1,360 $1,181 to $1,443

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jefferson County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 1,850
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,315
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $56,877 ±$2,337
Median Rent $775 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.39% ± 3.86pp
Total Population 84,345

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 84,345. There are 32,413 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 28.61% of households in Jefferson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson County

The median gross income for households in Jefferson County is $56,877 a year, or $4,740 a month. The median rent for the county is $775 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson County, a household making less than $2,583 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson County.

Area Median Income In Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,600

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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,100 $18,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,850 $30,650 $34,500 $38,300 $41,400 $44,450 $47,500 $50,600
80% of Median $42,950 $49,050 $55,200 $61,300 $66,250 $71,150 $76,050 $80,950

Cities In Jefferson County

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City Served By
Aztalan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aztalan is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Cold Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cold Spring is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Concord The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Concord is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Farmington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmington is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Fort Atkinson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Atkinson is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Hebron The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hebron is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Helenville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Helenville is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Ixonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ixonia is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Jefferson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jefferson are the Jefferson Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Johnson Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnson Creek is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Koshkonong The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Koshkonong is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lac La Belle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lac La Belle is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lake Koshkonong The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Koshkonong is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lake Mills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Mills are the Lake Mills Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lake Ripley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Ripley is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Metolius The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Metolius is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Milford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milford is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Oakland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakland is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Palmyra The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palmyra is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Rome The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rome is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Sullivan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sullivan is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Sumner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sumner is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Waterloo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterloo is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Watertown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watertown is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Whitewater The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitewater is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.