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

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

Palmyra Park

318 / 322 S 2nd St
Palmyra, Wisconsin

Woodside Apartments

1055 East St
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Subsidized

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jefferson County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Housing Authority Programs
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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 $854 and $1,044.

2022 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
Jefferson County, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $631 $721 $949 $1,293 $1,332
Jefferson County, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $568 to $694 $649 to $793 $854 to $1,044 $1,164 to $1,422 $1,199 to $1,465

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 $78,800

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jefferson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $18,950 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jefferson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,600 $31,550 $35,500 $39,400 $42,600 $45,750 $48,900 $52,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jefferson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,150 $50,450 $56,750 $63,050 $68,100 $73,150 $78,200 $83,250

Cities In Jefferson County

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