Affordable Housing In Kenosha County
Wisconsin

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kenosha County

Kenosha Gardens

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

VMC Lofts

2122 56th Street
Kenosha, WI
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Harborside Commons

716 - 51st Pl
Kenosha, WI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Sheridan Meadows Apartments & Lincoln Townhomes

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

Saxony Manor

1852 22nd Ave
Kenosha, WI
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Assisi Homes of Kenosha

1860 27th Ave
Kenosha, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Northpoint Crossings Apartments

1724 Birch Rd
Kenosha, WI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

5th Avenue Lofts

5821 5th Avenue
Kenosha, WI
HCV Welcome

Residences of Library Park

720 59th Place
Kenosha, WI
HCV Welcome

Tuscan Villas

8051 25th Ave
Kenosha, WI
Subsidized

Other Housing Authorities located in Kenosha County

Housing Authority Programs
Kenosha Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kenosha County, Wisconsin

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,570 affordable apartments for rent in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Kenosha County features 1,108 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,462 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kenosha County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kenosha County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 2,570
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,108
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
Total Population 167,738

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.1

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 $81,600

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 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 Kenosha County 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 $17,150 $19,600 $22,050 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,600 $32,650 $36,750 $40,800 $44,100 $47,350 $50,600 $53,900
80% of Median $45,750 $52,250 $58,800 $65,300 $70,550 $75,750 $81,000 $86,200
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kenosha County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2012, 19 low income apartment communities containing 806 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kenosha 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 Kenosha County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,600 $32,650 $36,750 $40,800 $44,100 $47,350 $50,600 $53,900
60% of Median $34,320 $39,180 $44,100 $48,960 $52,920 $56,820 $60,720 $64,680

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 Kenosha County is $44,100 a year, or $3,675 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,675 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,103 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% $715 $766 $919 $1,061 $1,184 $1,306
60% $858 $919 $1,103 $1,274 $1,421 $1,568
Fair Market Rents in Kenosha 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$678 $790 $1,040 $1,353 $1,528

Cities In Kenosha County

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City Listings Served By
Kenosha 28 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenosha is the Kenosha Housing Authority.
Paddock Lake 0
Twin Lakes 2
Genoa City 2
Salem 0
Pleasant Prairie 2
Brighton 0
Bristol 0
Camp Lake 0
Lake Shangrila 0
Lily Lake 0
Paris 0
Powers Lake 0
Randall 0
Silver Lake 0
Somers 0
Wheatland 0
Wilmot 0