Affordable Housing In Lafayette County
Wisconsin

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lafayette County

Exchange House

5850 Main St
Gratiot, Wisconsin
Subsidized

First Capitol Apartments

351 S Mound Ave
Belmont, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Drive in Highview Apartments

1023 Main St
Darlington, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Wittwer Apartments - Whpc Monticello

120 S Main St
Monticello, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Park Apartments

163 Park Ct
Benton, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Silver Lane Apartments

201 Hellers Ct
Shullsburg, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Spw Argyle Park North Apartments

302 Mill St
Argyle, Wisconsin

Spw - Darlington Park Harriet Apartments

710 Ohio St
Darlington, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Seymour Senior Village

710 E Bronson Rd
Seymour, Wisconsin

Meadowwood Manor

520 W Estey St
Shullsburg, Wisconsin

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lafayette 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 Lafayette County, Wisconsin

Housing Authority Programs
Lafayette County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Newcap Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lafayette County, Wisconsin

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 240 affordable apartments for rent in Lafayette County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Lafayette County, Wisconsin

Lafayette County features 152 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 Lafayette County, Wisconsin

There are 88 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lafayette County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lafayette County, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lafayette County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Lafayette 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
Lafayette County, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $522 $615 $757 $1,044 $1,116
Lafayette County, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $470 to $574 $554 to $677 $681 to $833 $940 to $1,148 $1,004 to $1,228

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lafayette County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 240
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 152
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $51,445 ±$1,324
Median Rent $635 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.73% ± 4.06pp
Total Population 16,835

Population and Household Demographics

Lafayette County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 16,835. There are 6,646 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 23.52% of households in Lafayette County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lafayette County

The median gross income for households in Lafayette County is $51,445 a year, or $4,287 a month. The median rent for the county is $635 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lafayette County, a household making less than $2,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Lafayette County.

Area Median Income In Lafayette 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 Lafayette County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,700

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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lafayette County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,100 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lafayette County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lafayette County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850

Cities In Lafayette County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Argyle The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Argyle are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Belmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Belmont are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Benton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Benton are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Blanchard The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blanchard are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Darlington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Darlington are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Elk Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elk Grove are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Fayette The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fayette are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Gratiot The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gratiot are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Kendall The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kendall are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Lamont The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lamont are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Monticello The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monticello are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
New Diggings The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Diggings are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Seymour The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seymour are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Shullsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shullsburg are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
South Wayne The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Wayne are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Wayne The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wayne are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
White Oak Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve White Oak Springs are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Willow Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Willow Springs are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Wiota The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wiota are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.
Woodford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodford are the Lafayette County Housing Authority and Newcap.