Affordable Housing In Marathon County
Wisconsin

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marathon County

Atrium Lofts

1418 1st St
Wausau, WI
$685-890
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Indianhead Cottages

720 Greenway Ct
Mosinee, WI
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Elementary School Apartments

130 School St
Schofield, WI
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Valley Crest of Berlin Apartments

477 Oak St.
Berlin, WI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Alvin O'Konski Manor (Impact Housing)

920 W Campus Drive
Wausau, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Diamond View

1300 N 9th Ave
Wausau, WI
Subsidized

Donald Sykes Villa

421 W Fir Street
Stratford, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Park Avenue Living

133 W Park Ave
Berlin, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Kannenberg Plaza

1240 Merrill Avenue
Wausau, WI
Subsidized

The Edgewater

310 Mound St
Berlin, WI
Subsidized

Other Housing Authorities located in Marathon County

Housing Authority Programs
Wausau Community Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marathon County, Wisconsin

There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,507 affordable apartments for rent in Marathon County, Wisconsin. Marathon County features 790 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 717 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marathon County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Marathon County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 1,507
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 790
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.1

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 $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 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 Marathon County 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 $15,400 $17,600 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,650 $29,300 $32,950 $36,600 $39,550 $42,500 $45,400 $48,350
80% of Median $41,000 $46,850 $52,700 $58,550 $63,250 $67,950 $72,650 $77,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Marathon County

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

From 1988 to 2011, 29 low income apartment communities containing 726 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Marathon 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 Marathon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,650 $29,300 $32,950 $36,600 $39,550 $42,500 $45,400 $48,350
60% of Median $30,780 $35,160 $39,540 $43,920 $47,460 $51,000 $54,480 $58,020

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 Marathon County is $39,540 a year, or $3,295 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,295 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $989 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% $641 $687 $824 $952 $1,063 $1,172
60% $770 $824 $989 $1,142 $1,275 $1,406
Fair Market Rents in Marathon 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
$506 $600 $777 $968 $1,163

Cities In Marathon County

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City Listings Served By
Wausau 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wausau is the Wausau Community Development Authority.
Plover 1
Rothschild 4
Mosinee 4
Hewitt 0
Edgar 3
Schofield 2
Stratford 3
Athens 2
Bergen 0
Berlin 7
Bern 0
Bevent 0
Birnamwood 0
Brighton 0
Brokaw 0
Cassel 0
Cleveland 0
Day 0
Easton 0
Eau Pleine 0
Elderon 0
Emmet 0
Fenwood 0
Frankfort 0
Franzen 0
Green Valley 0
Guenther 0
Halsey 0
Hamburg 0
Harrison 0
Hatley 0
Holton 0
Hull 0
Johnson 0
Knowlton 0
Kronenwetter 0
McMillan 0
Maine 0
Marathon 0
Marathon City 0
Marshfield 0
Norrie 0
Reid 0
Rib Falls 0
Rib Mountain 0
Rietbrock 0
Ringle 0
Spencer 1
Stettin 0
Texas 0
Weston 0
Wien 0