Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
Wisconsin

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Monroe Street Apartments

217 N. Monroe Street
Waterloo, WI
$765-890
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Tau Crossing I

South Highland
Jefferson, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Jefferson Oaks West Apartments

622 Collins Rd
Jefferson, WI
Subsidized

Riverview Commons

112 Stimpson St
Watertown, WI
Subsidized

Mueller Apartments

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

Rockwell Court Apartments

52 Spry Ave
Fort Atkinson, WI
Subsidized

Orchard Hollow Apartments

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

Alverno Housing

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

Rock View Apartments

207 E Henry St
Jefferson, WI
Subsidized

Rock Lake Manor

228 Water St
Lake Mills, WI

There are 36 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,654 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,119 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Jefferson County, HUD housing programs support 578 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 535 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Jefferson County

Housing Authority Programs
Lake Mills Housing Authority Public Housing
Watertown Housing Authority Public Housing
Jefferson Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Jefferson County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 1,654
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,119
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Total Population 84,345
Housing Units 32,413
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $56,877 ±$2,337
Median Rent $775 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.39% ± 3.86pp

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.1

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 $77,300

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 Jefferson County 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 $16,250 $18,600 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,100 $30,950 $34,800 $38,650 $41,750 $44,850 $47,950 $51,050
80% of Median $43,300 $49,500 $55,700 $61,850 $66,800 $71,750 $76,700 $81,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Jefferson 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 2010, 15 low income apartment communities containing 359 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,100 $30,950 $34,800 $38,650 $41,750 $44,850 $47,950 $51,050
60% of Median $32,520 $37,140 $41,760 $46,380 $50,100 $53,820 $57,540 $61,260

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 Jefferson County is $41,760 a year, or $3,480 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,480 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,044 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% $678 $726 $870 $1,005 $1,121 $1,238
60% $813 $871 $1,044 $1,206 $1,346 $1,485
Fair Market Rents in Jefferson 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
$568 $640 $847 $1,182 $1,236

Cities In Jefferson County

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City Listings Served By
Whitewater 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitewater is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Jefferson 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jefferson are the Jefferson Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Johnson Creek 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnson Creek is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Fort Atkinson 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Atkinson is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lake Mills 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Mills are the Lake Mills Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Palmyra 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palmyra is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Ixonia 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ixonia is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Waterloo 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterloo is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Sullivan 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sullivan is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Metolius 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Metolius is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Aztalan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aztalan is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Cold Spring 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cold Spring is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Concord 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Concord is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Farmington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmington is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Hebron 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hebron is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Helenville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Helenville is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Koshkonong 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Koshkonong is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lac La Belle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lac La Belle is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lake Koshkonong 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Koshkonong is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lake Ripley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Ripley is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Milford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milford is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Oakland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakland is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Rome 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rome is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Sumner 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sumner is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Watertown 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watertown is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.