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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

Housing Authorities that serve Lafayette County

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

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 $643 and $785.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $465 $555 $714 $890 $984
Payment Standard Range $419 to $512 $500 to $611 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $886 to $1,082

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 $69,400

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800

Cities In Lafayette County

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