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Affordable Housing In Keshena
Menominee County, Wisconsin

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Keshena

Menominee Tribal Housing Department

W3196 Our Children’s Road
Keshena, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Beginnings

Menominee Reservation
Keshena, Wisconsin
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Keshena, Wisconsin

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 302 affordable apartments for rent in Keshena, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Keshena, Wisconsin

Keshena features 278 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 Keshena, Wisconsin

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Keshena.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Keshena, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Keshena landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Keshena.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Keshena, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Keshena, 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 $484 $575 $714 $890 $967
Payment Standard Range $436 to $532 $518 to $633 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Keshena, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 302
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 278
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 69.78%
Average Renter Household Size 4.36
Average Household Size 4.08
Median Household Income $25,038 ±$10,806
Median Rent $457 ±$76
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.71% ± 13.85pp
Total Population 1,364

Population and Household Demographics

Keshena is a city in Menominee County, Wisconsin with a population of 1,364. There are 321 households in the city with an average household size of 4.08 persons. 69.78% of households in Keshena are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Keshena

The median gross income for households in Keshena is $25,038 a year, or $2,087 a month. The median rent for the city is $457 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Keshena, a household making less than $1,523 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Keshena.

Area Median Income In Keshena

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 Keshena, the AMI is calculated from all households within Menominee County.

In Keshena, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $41,000

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 Keshena

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 Keshena

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800