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Affordable Housing In La Crosse
La Crosse County, Wisconsin

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Crosse

St Vallerie Apartments

4445 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse, Wisconsin
$615-795
1-2 BR

Heritage Haven La Crosse

800 St. James
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Christophersen House

2122 Sims Place
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Income Based
1 BR
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Forest Park Apartments

1230 Badger St
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Ping Manor

1311 Badger St
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

2219 Lofts

2219 South Avenue
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Roosevelt School Apartments

1307 Hayes Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Christopherson House Sagen

2121 Sims Pl
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Schumann Apartments

617 Bennora Lee Ct
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Roosevelt School Apartments

1307 Hayes Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Housing Authorities that serve La Crosse

Housing Authority Programs
La Crosse Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
La Crosse County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Crosse, Wisconsin

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,418 affordable apartments for rent in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in La Crosse, Wisconsin

La Crosse features 907 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 La Crosse, Wisconsin

There are 478 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Crosse.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Crosse, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Crosse landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in La Crosse.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Crosse, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $746 and $912.

2020 La Crosse, 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 $540 $629 $829 $1,152 $1,455
Payment Standard Range $486 to $594 $566 to $692 $746 to $912 $1,037 to $1,267 $1,310 to $1,601

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

La Crosse, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,418
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 907
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $40,725 ±$1,046
Median Rent $711 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.97% ± 3.9pp
Total Population 51,993

Population and Household Demographics

La Crosse is a city in La Crosse County, Wisconsin with a population of 51,993. There are 20,689 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 51.38% of households in La Crosse are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Crosse

The median gross income for households in La Crosse is $40,725 a year, or $3,394 a month. The median rent for the city is $711 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Crosse, a household making less than $2,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.97% of households who rent are overburdened in La Crosse.

Area Median Income In La Crosse

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 La Crosse, the AMI is calculated from all households within La Crosse County.

In La Crosse, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,800

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 La Crosse

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 La Crosse

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,150 $18,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,900 $30,750 $34,600 $38,400 $41,500 $44,550 $47,650 $50,700
80% of Median $43,050 $49,200 $55,350 $61,450 $66,400 $71,300 $76,200 $81,150