Affordable Housing In Lincoln County

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lincoln County

Park Place and Westgate

215 Grand Ave
Merrill, WI
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4 BR
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Longfellow and Whittier Apartments

11 W Merrill Ave
Tomahawk, WI

Alice Henke Villa

215 W Mohawk Drive
Tomahawk, WI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Jenny Towers

711 E 1st St
Merrill, WI

Lincoln Heights

603 Woodbine Ave
Merrill, WI

Merrill City Hall

713 E 2nd St
Merrill, WI
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Somo Court Apartments

15 Marinette St
Tomahawk, WI

Woodridge Apartments

44 E Birchwood Ave
Tomahawk, WI
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The Meadows

2700 E 6th St
Merrill, WI
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Park City Apartments

711 Martin St
Merrill, WI
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There are 11 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 464 affordable apartments for rent in Lincoln County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 360 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Lincoln County, HUD housing programs support 189 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 104 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Lincoln County

Housing Authority Programs
Lincoln County Housing Authority Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Lincoln County

Housing Authority Programs
Merrill Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lincoln County, Wisconsin

Lincoln County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 464
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 360
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.46%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Total Population 28,286
Housing Units 12,419
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $49,721 ±$2,124
Median Rent $616 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.33% ± 5.02pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lincoln County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 28,286. There are 12,419 households in the county with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 24.46% of households in Lincoln County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lincoln County

The median gross income for households in Lincoln County is $49,721 a year, or $4,143 a month. The median rent for the county is $616 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lincoln County, a household making less than $2,053 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Lincoln County.1

Area Median Income In Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,000

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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County HUD Rental Assistance in Lincoln County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lincoln County

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

From 1989 to 1996, 4 low income apartment communities containing 101 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
60% of Median $28,740 $32,880 $36,960 $41,040 $44,340 $47,640 $50,940 $54,180

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 Lincoln County is $36,960 a year, or $3,080 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,080 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $924 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% $599 $642 $770 $889 $993 $1,095
60% $719 $770 $924 $1,067 $1,191 $1,314
Fair Market Rents in Lincoln 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
$478 $556 $700 $963 $1,182

Cities In Lincoln County

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City Listings Served By
Merrill 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Merrill are the Merrill Housing Authority and Lincoln County Housing Authority.
Tomahawk 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tomahawk is the Lincoln County Housing Authority.
Birch 0
Bradley 0
Corning 0
Harding 0
Harrison 0
King 0
Pine River 0
Rock Falls 0
Russell 0
Schley 0
Scott 0
Skanawan 0
Somo 0
Wilson 0