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Affordable Housing In Madison
Dane County, Wisconsin

95 Low Income Apartment Communities In Madison

Prairie Park Senior Apartments

6530 Schroeder Rd
Madison, Wisconsin
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+

Harmony at Grandview Commons

116 Milky Way
Madison, Wisconsin
$1,050-1,250
2-3 BR

Arbor Crossing

1010 E Washington Ave
Madison, Wisconsin
$1,440-2,600
1-2 BR

Northridge Terrace

1 Northridge Ter
Madison, Wisconsin
$995-1,135
2-3 BR

Yahara River View Apartments

1459 E Main St
Madison, Wisconsin
$1035
2 BR

Dempsey Commons

12 Dempsey Road
Madison, Wisconsin
$845-975
1-2 BR

Maple Grove Commons

6901-6921 McKee Road
Madison, Wisconsin
$805-1,171
1-3 BR

8Twenty Park

820 South Park Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Karabis Apartments

201 S Park St
Madison, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Novation Senior Apartments

Novation Parkway
Madison, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Madison

Housing Authority Programs
Community Development Authority of the City of Madison Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Dane County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Madison, Wisconsin

There are 95 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,684 affordable apartments for rent in Madison, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison features 2,673 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 Madison, Wisconsin

There are 3,883 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Madison.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Madison, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Madison, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,090 and $1,332.

2021 Madison, 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
Madison, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $889 $1,039 $1,211 $1,641 $1,965
Madison, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $800 to $978 $935 to $1,143 $1,090 to $1,332 $1,477 to $1,805 $1,769 to $2,162

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Madison, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 95
Total Low Income Apartments 6,684
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,673
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Madison is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Madison are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Madison

The median gross income for households in Madison is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Madison

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 Madison, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dane County.

In Madison, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,100

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 Madison

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 Madison

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Madison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,050 $24,050 $27,050 $30,050 $32,500 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Madison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,050 $40,050 $45,050 $50,050 $54,100 $58,100 $62,100 $66,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Madison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650