Affordable Housing In La Crosse County
Wisconsin

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Crosse County

Pinedale Apartments

501 13th Avenue S
Onalaska, Wisconsin
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
62+

St Vallerie Apartments

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

Greendale Apartments

321 13th Ave Se
Onalaska, Wisconsin
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accessible
Accessible

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

Leo Fishman Manor and Al Baldus Manor

1106 Wilson Street
Onalaska, Wisconsin
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in La Crosse County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving La Crosse County, Wisconsin

Housing Authority Programs
La Crosse County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Crosse County, Wisconsin

There are 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,952 affordable apartments for rent in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in La Crosse County, Wisconsin

La Crosse County features 1,287 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 County, Wisconsin

There are 643 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Crosse County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Crosse County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Crosse County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in La Crosse County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Crosse County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $837 and $1,023.

2022 La Crosse 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
La Crosse County, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $618 $724 $930 $1,300 $1,592
La Crosse County, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $556 to $680 $652 to $796 $837 to $1,023 $1,170 to $1,430 $1,433 to $1,751

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

La Crosse County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 1,952
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,287
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $50,539 ±$1,244
Median Rent $748 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.29% ± 2.9pp
Total Population 117,048

Population and Household Demographics

La Crosse County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 117,048. There are 46,345 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 35.09% of households in La Crosse County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Crosse County

The median gross income for households in La Crosse County is $50,539 a year, or $4,212 a month. The median rent for the county is $748 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Crosse County, a household making less than $2,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.29% of households who rent are overburdened in La Crosse County.

Area Median Income In La Crosse 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 La Crosse County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,100

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 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 La Crosse County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the La Crosse County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,950 $19,400 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the La Crosse County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,250 $32,250 $36,300 $40,300 $43,550 $46,750 $50,000 $53,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the La Crosse County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,150 $51,600 $58,050 $64,500 $69,700 $74,850 $80,000 $85,150

Cities In La Crosse County

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City Served By
Bangor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bangor is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Barre The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barre is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Brice Prairie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brice Prairie is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Burns The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burns is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Campbell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Campbell is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Farmington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmington is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
French Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves French Island is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Greenfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Hamilton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamilton is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Holland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holland is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Holmen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holmen is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
La Crosse The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve La Crosse are the La Crosse Housing Authority and La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Medary The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medary is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Onalaska The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Onalaska is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Rockland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockland is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Shelby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shelby is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
St. Joseph The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Joseph is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Washington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
West Salem The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Salem is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.