Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in La Crosse, WI

Discover affordable housing in La Crosse where there are 57+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Ping Manor

1311 Badger St, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

bed 1
payment Subsidized

Forest Park Apartments

1230 Badger St, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

bed 1
payment Subsidized

Heritage Haven La Crosse

800 St. James, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603

bed Studio-1

Christophersen House

2122 Sims Place, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

bed 1

Schumann Apartments

617 Bennora Lee Ct, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

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Christopherson House Sagen

2121 Sims Pl, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

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Valley View Apartments

4631 County B, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

2219 Lofts

2219 South Avenue, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

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accessibility Accessible

St Vallerie Apartments

4445 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

bed 1-2
payment $615-795/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Roosevelt School Apartments

1307 Hayes Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603

bed 1-2
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accessibility Accessible

1018 6th St S Unit 1020

1018 6th St S, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

bed 2
payment $700/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

1103 5th Ave S Unit 1103

1103 5th Ave S Unit 1103, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

bed 3
payment $1095/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

1516 Avon St Unit 110

1516 Avon St Unit 110, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603

bed 1
payment $795/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

1929 Victory St Unit 22

1929 Victory St Unit 22, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

bed 2
payment $1050/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

1617 Jackson St

1617 Jackson St, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

bed 2
payment $825/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

411 Rose St Unit 413

411 Rose St, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603

bed 2
payment $825/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

413 Winnebago St Unit 415

413 Winnebago St, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

bed 1
payment $795/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

4404 Markle Rd Unit 3

4404 Markle Rd Unit 3, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

bed 1
payment $700/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

314 Caledonia St Unit 316

314 Caledonia St, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603

bed 3
payment $1095/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

1405 5th Ave S Unit 1405

1405 5th Ave S Unit 1405, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

bed 3
payment $1250/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

How To Identify Affordable Housing in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In La Crosse, Wisconsin
$21.25/hour
$14.00 (+193%) more than Wisconsin minimum wage and $14.00 (+193%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve La Crosse, Wisconsin?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Operates the Public Housing programs for La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near La Crosse.

How many renters live in La Crosse, Wisconsin?

The City of La Crosse has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 45.49 percent of the population living in La Crosse.

What is the rental market like in La Crosse, Wisconsin?

There are an estimated housing units in the La Crosse area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in La Crosse, Wisconsin, there are 1.06 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in La Crosse?

The rental vacancy rate in La Crosse is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in La Crosse for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in La Crosse
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
742 3,904 4,694 1,870 724
Occupied Rental Units by Size in La Crosse

A large number of apartments in La Crosse have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in La Crosse

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $760 to $1,904. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $760
One BR $866
Two BR $1,122
Three BR $1,515
Four BR $1,904
2024 Fair Market Rents in La Crosse, Wisconsin

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in La Crosse?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 448 60 percent
One BR 2,635 67 percent
Two BR 2,614 56 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in La Crosse, Wisconsin

How many affordable rental units are in La Crosse?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in La Crosse, Wisconsin including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Tracked Units by Federal Program in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in La Crosse, Wisconsin

La Crosse features 887 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 655 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 $1,010 and $1,234.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.