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Affordable Housing In Marathon County

46 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marathon County

Atrium Lofts

1418 1st Street
Wausau, Wisconsin
1-3 BR


Colby, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
3 BR

Indianhead Cottages

720 Greenway Ct
Mosinee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Elementary School Apartments

130 School St
Schofield, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Valley Crest of Berlin Apartments

477 Oak St.
Berlin, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Alvin O'Konski Manor (Impact Housing)

920 W Campus Drive
Wausau, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Diamond View

1300 N 9th Ave
Wausau, Wisconsin

Donald Sykes Villa

421 W Fir Street
Stratford, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Park Avenue Living

133 W Park Ave
Berlin, Wisconsin
Disabled Supportive Housing

Kannenberg Plaza

1240 Merrill Avenue
Wausau, Wisconsin

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marathon County, Wisconsin

There are 46 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,730 affordable apartments for rent in Marathon County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Marathon County, Wisconsin

Marathon County features 930 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 Marathon County, Wisconsin

There are 773 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marathon County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Marathon County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Marathon County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Marathon County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Marathon County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $699 and $855.

2020 Marathon 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
Fair Market Rent $506 $600 $777 $968 $1,163
Payment Standard Range $455 to $557 $540 to $660 $699 to $855 $871 to $1,065 $1,047 to $1,279

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Marathon County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 46
Total Low Income Apartments 1,730
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 930
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $54,083 ±$1,252
Median Rent $697 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.28% ± 3.42pp
Total Population 135,177

Population and Household Demographics

Marathon County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 135,177. There are 53,848 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 26.82% of households in Marathon County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marathon County

The median gross income for households in Marathon County is $54,083 a year, or $4,507 a month. The median rent for the county is $697 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marathon County, a household making less than $2,323 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Marathon County.

Area Median Income In Marathon 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 Marathon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,900

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 Marathon 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 Marathon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,600 $19,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% of Median $44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450