Affordable Housing In Manitowoc County

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Manitowoc County

Lakeshore Park Apartments

1101 Monroe St
Two Rivers, WI
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Valley View Apartments

1485 North Seventh Street
Manitowoc, WI
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Artist Lofts

2402 Franklin St
Manitowoc, WI
HCV Welcome

River Hill Apartments

1500 N 3rd Street
Manitowoc, WI
Income Based-497
1 BR

Park Estates

401 Green Meadow Dr
Reedsville, WI

Parkview Haven

1325 N 8th St
Manitowoc, WI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Southfield Townhouses

2502 S 21st St
Manitowoc, WI

Harbor Heights Apartments

511 Buffalo St
Manitowoc, WI

Garfield Gardens

2000 Clark St
Manitowoc, WI

Mueller Manor

3215 Mishicot Rd
Two Rivers, WI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Manitowoc County

Housing Authority Programs
Manitowoc Housing Authority Public Housing
Reedsville Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,194 affordable apartments for rent in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Manitowoc County features 905 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 289 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Manitowoc County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Manitowoc County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,194
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 905
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $48,398 ±$1,198
Median Rent $614 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.17% ± 3.21pp
Total Population 80,521

Population and Household Demographics

Manitowoc County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 80,521. There are 33,927 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 24.83% of households in Manitowoc County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Manitowoc County

The median gross income for households in Manitowoc County is $48,398 a year, or $4,033 a month. The median rent for the county is $614 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Manitowoc County, a household making less than $2,047 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Manitowoc County.1

Area Median Income In Manitowoc 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 Manitowoc County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,900

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 Manitowoc 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 Manitowoc County HUD Rental Assistance in Manitowoc County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,500 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,450 $37,250 $40,000 $42,750 $45,500
80% of Median $38,600 $44,100 $49,600 $55,100 $59,550 $63,950 $68,350 $72,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Manitowoc County

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

From 1991 to 2005, 6 low income apartment communities containing 213 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Manitowoc 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 Manitowoc County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,450 $37,250 $40,000 $42,750 $45,500
60% of Median $28,980 $33,120 $37,260 $41,340 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600

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 Manitowoc County is $37,260 a year, or $3,105 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,105 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $932 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% $604 $647 $776 $896 $1,000 $1,103
60% $725 $776 $932 $1,076 $1,200 $1,324
Fair Market Rents in Manitowoc 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
$468 $546 $719 $896 $1,071

Cities In Manitowoc County

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City Listings Served By
Manitowoc 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manitowoc is the Manitowoc Housing Authority.
Reedsville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reedsville is the Reedsville Housing Authority.
Two Rivers 7
Maribel 1
Valders 1
St Nazianz 1
Francis Creek 0
Mishicot 0
Whitelaw 0
Cato 0
Centerville 0
Cleveland 0
Collins 0
Cooperstown 0
Eaton 0
Franklin 0
Gibson 0
Kellnersville 2
Kossuth 0
Liberty 0
Manitowoc Rapids 0
Maple Grove 0
Meeme 0
Newton 0
Rockland 0
St. Nazianz 0
Schleswig 0
Two Creeks 0