Affordable Housing In Lancaster
Grant County, Wisconsin

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lancaster

Lancaster Senior Village

601 Pigeon Creek Dr
Lancaster, Wisconsin

Sunrise Valley

703 S Washington St
Lancaster, Wisconsin

Sunrise Valley a and B

611 S Washington St
Lancaster, Wisconsin

Sunrise Valley C and D

669 S Washington St
Lancaster, Wisconsin

Farm View Housing

6671 Badger Rd
Lancaster, Wisconsin
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lancaster, 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 Lancaster, Wisconsin

Housing Authority Programs
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lancaster, Wisconsin

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 122 affordable apartments for rent in Lancaster, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Lancaster, Wisconsin

Lancaster features 64 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 Lancaster, Wisconsin

There are 57 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lancaster.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lancaster, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lancaster landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lancaster.

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

2022 Lancaster, 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
Lancaster, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $583 $587 $757 $986 $1,296
Lancaster, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $525 to $641 $528 to $646 $681 to $833 $887 to $1,085 $1,166 to $1,426

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lancaster, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 122
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 64
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.18%
Average Renter Household Size 1.84
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $44,118 ±$7,771
Median Rent $516 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.62% ± 14.43pp
Total Population 3,811

Population and Household Demographics

Lancaster is a city in Grant County, Wisconsin with a population of 3,811. There are 1,658 households in the city with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 31.18% of households in Lancaster are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lancaster

The median gross income for households in Lancaster is $44,118 a year, or $3,677 a month. The median rent for the city is $516 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lancaster, a household making less than $1,720 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Lancaster.

Area Median Income In Lancaster

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Lancaster, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grant County.

In Lancaster, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,400

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 Lancaster

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 Lancaster

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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