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Affordable Housing In Kenosha
Kenosha County, Wisconsin

28 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kenosha

Kenosha Gardens

5430 64th. Ave.
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

VMC Lofts

2122 56th Street
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Harborside Commons

716 - 51st Pl
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Sheridan Meadows Apartments & Lincoln Townhomes

921 82nd St
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Saxony Manor

1852 22nd Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR

Assisi Homes of Kenosha

1860 27th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Northpoint Crossings Apartments

1724 Birch Rd
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

5th Avenue Lofts

5821 5th Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Residences of Library Park

720 59th Place
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Tuscan Villas

8051 25th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Housing Authorities that serve Kenosha

Housing Authority Programs
Kenosha Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kenosha, Wisconsin

There are 28 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,110 affordable apartments for rent in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Kenosha features 1,064 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 Kenosha, Wisconsin

There are 1,046 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kenosha.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kenosha, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kenosha landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Kenosha.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kenosha, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $947 and $1,157.

2021 Kenosha, 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 $694 $798 $1,052 $1,365 $1,547
Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $718 to $878 $947 to $1,157 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,392 to $1,702

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kenosha, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 2,110
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,064
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $49,160 ±$2,284
Median Rent $810 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.4% ± 3.48pp
Total Population 99,897

Population and Household Demographics

Kenosha is a city in Kenosha County, Wisconsin with a population of 99,897. There are 37,107 households in the city with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 42.37% of households in Kenosha are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kenosha

The median gross income for households in Kenosha is $49,160 a year, or $4,097 a month. The median rent for the city is $810 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kenosha, a household making less than $2,700 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Kenosha.

Area Median Income In Kenosha

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

In Kenosha, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,700

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 Kenosha

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 Kenosha

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,350 $18,650 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,200 $31,100 $35,000 $38,850 $42,000 $45,100 $48,200 $51,300
80% of Median $43,550 $49,750 $55,950 $62,150 $67,150 $72,100 $77,100 $82,050