Affordable Housing In Kenosha County
33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kenosha County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,426 affordable apartments for rent in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.
Income Based Apartments in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Kenosha County features 1,156 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 County, Wisconsin
There are 1,270 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kenosha County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kenosha County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Kenosha County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kenosha County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $936 and $1,144.
2020 Kenosha 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||$678||$790||$1,040||$1,353||$1,528|
|Payment Standard Range||$610 to $746||$711 to $869||$936 to $1,144||$1,218 to $1,488||$1,375 to $1,681|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Kenosha County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||33|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,426|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,156|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||33.29%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.52|
|Average Household Size||2.62|
|Median Household Income||$54,918 ±$1,305|
|Median Rent||$857 ±$19|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||50.4% ± 2.91pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Kenosha County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 167,738. There are 62,330 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 33.29% of households in Kenosha County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Kenosha County
The median gross income for households in Kenosha County is $54,918 a year, or $4,577 a month. The median rent for the county is $857 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kenosha County, a household making less than $2,857 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Kenosha County.
Area Median Income In Kenosha 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 Kenosha County, 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 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 Kenosha County
|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|
Cities In Kenosha County
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|Kenosha||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenosha is the Kenosha Housing Authority.|