Affordable Housing In Lincoln County
Wisconsin

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lincoln County

Park Place and Westgate

215 Grand Ave
Merrill, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
4 BR

Longfellow and Whittier Apartments

11 W Merrill Ave
Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Alice Henke Villa

215 W Mohawk Drive
Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Jenny Towers

711 E 1st St
Merrill, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Lincoln Heights

603 Woodbine Ave
Merrill, Wisconsin
Subsidized

The Meadows

2700 E 6th St
Merrill, Wisconsin

Merrill City Hall

713 E 2nd St
Merrill, Wisconsin

Somo Court Apartments

15 Marinette St
Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Woodridge Apartments

44 E Birchwood Ave
Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Park City Apartments

711 Martin St
Merrill, Wisconsin

Housing Authorities that serve Lincoln County

Housing Authority Programs
Lincoln County Housing Authority Public Housing
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
North Central Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lincoln County, Wisconsin

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 464 affordable apartments for rent in Lincoln County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Lincoln County, Wisconsin

Lincoln County features 360 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 Lincoln County, Wisconsin

There are 104 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lincoln County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lincoln County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lincoln County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lincoln County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lincoln County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Lincoln 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
Lincoln County, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $500 $567 $734 $1,028 $1,155
Lincoln County, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $450 to $550 $510 to $624 $661 to $807 $925 to $1,131 $1,040 to $1,271

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lincoln County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $73,200

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Lincoln County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lincoln County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,400 $17,600 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lincoln County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,650 $29,300 $32,950 $36,600 $39,550 $42,500 $45,400 $48,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lincoln County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,000 $46,850 $52,700 $58,550 $63,250 $67,950 $72,650 $77,300

Cities In Lincoln County

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City Served By
Birch The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Birch are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Bradley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bradley are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Corning The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Corning are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Harding The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harding are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Harrison The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harrison are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
King The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve King are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Merrill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Merrill are the Merrill Housing Authority, Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Pine River The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pine River are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Rock Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rock Falls are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Russell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Russell are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Schley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Schley are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Scott The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scott are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Skanawan The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Skanawan are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Somo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Somo are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Tomahawk The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tomahawk are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.
Wilson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wilson are the Lincoln County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and North Central Community Action Program.