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
HCV Welcome

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
HCV Welcome

Somo Court Apartments

15 Marinette St
Tomahawk, WI

Woodridge Apartments

44 E Birchwood Ave
Tomahawk, WI
HCV Welcome

The Meadows

2700 E 6th St
Merrill, WI
HCV Welcome

Park City Apartments

711 Martin St
Merrill, WI
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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

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 464 affordable apartments for rent in Lincoln County, Wisconsin. Lincoln County features 360 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 104 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lincoln County.

Sourced from federal housing data and 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.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
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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$548 $552 $714 $985 $1,172

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