Affordable Housing In La Crosse County
Wisconsin

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Crosse County

Pinedale Apartments

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

St Vallerie Apartments

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

Greendale Apartments

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

Heritage Haven La Crosse

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

Christophersen House

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

Forest Park Apartments

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

Ping Manor

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

2219 Lofts

2219 South Avenue
La Crosse, WI
HCV Welcome

Roosevelt School Apartments

1307 HAYES ST
La Crosse, WI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Leo Fishman Manor and Al Baldus Manor

1106 Wilson Street
Onalaska, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 34 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,985 affordable apartments for rent in La Crosse County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,287 apartments that set rent based on your income. In La Crosse County, HUD housing programs support 399 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 643 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve La Crosse County

Housing Authority Programs
La Crosse County Housing Authority Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in La Crosse County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Crosse County, Wisconsin

La Crosse County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 1,985
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,287
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Total Population 117,048
Housing Units 46,345
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $50,539 ±$1,244
Median Rent $748 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.29% ± 2.9pp

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.1

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 $78,600

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 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 La Crosse County HUD Rental Assistance in La Crosse County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,550 $18,900 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,550 $31,450 $35,400 $39,300 $42,450 $45,600 $48,750 $51,900
80% of Median $44,050 $50,350 $56,650 $62,900 $67,950 $73,000 $78,000 $83,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in La Crosse County

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

From 1987 to 2007, 12 low income apartment communities containing 578 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in La Crosse 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 La Crosse County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,550 $31,450 $35,400 $39,300 $42,450 $45,600 $48,750 $51,900
60% of Median $33,060 $37,740 $42,480 $47,160 $50,940 $54,720 $58,500 $62,280

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 La Crosse County is $42,480 a year, or $3,540 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,540 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,062 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% $689 $738 $885 $1,022 $1,140 $1,258
60% $827 $885 $1,062 $1,226 $1,368 $1,510
Fair Market Rents in La Crosse 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$531 $624 $826 $1,140 $1,451

Cities In La Crosse County

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City Listings Served By
La Crosse 21 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve La Crosse are the La Crosse Housing Authority and La Crosse County Housing Authority.
West Salem 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Salem is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Holmen 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holmen is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Onalaska 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Onalaska is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Bangor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bangor is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Barre 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barre is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Brice Prairie 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brice Prairie is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Burns 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burns is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Campbell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Campbell is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Farmington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmington is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
French Island 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves French Island is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Greenfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Hamilton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamilton is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Holland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holland is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Medary 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medary is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Rockland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockland is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
St. Joseph 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Joseph is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Shelby 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shelby is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.
Washington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the La Crosse County Housing Authority.