. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Medford, Wisconsin - Affordable Housing Online

Eastwood Apartments

741 Del Rea Ct
Medford, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Cedar Court Apartments

617 Cedar St
Medford, Wisconsin
S. 202

Ada Deer Manor III

821 N 2nd St
Medford, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Ada Deer Manor I

820 River Dr
Medford, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Centennial Apts

132 S 7th St
Medford, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Ada Deer Manor II

837 N 2nd St
Medford, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
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There are 30 low-income apartments in Medford that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 80 low-income homes in Medford where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $398 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 2nd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Medford, Wisconsin

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Taylor County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Medford.

Medford, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Medford, Wisconsin

Medford features 80 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 Medford, Wisconsin

There are 30 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Medford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Medford, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Medford, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Medford, 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
Medford, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $579 $630 $826 $1,032 $1,282
Medford, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $521 to $637 $567 to $693 $743 to $909 $929 to $1,135 $1,154 to $1,410

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Medford, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 110
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.62%
Average Renter Household Size 1.44
Average Household Size 1.97
Median Household Income $33,112 ±$4,456
Median Rent $549 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.04% ± 13.31pp
Total Population 4,338

Population and Household Demographics

Medford is a city in Taylor County, Wisconsin with a population of 4,338. There are 2,117 households in the city with an average household size of 1.97 persons. 41.62% of households in Medford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Medford

The median gross income for households in Medford is $33,112 a year, or $2,759 a month. The median rent for the city is $549 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Medford, a household making less than $1,830 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Medford.

Area Median Income In Medford

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 Medford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Taylor County.

In Medford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,700

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 Medford

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 Medford

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Medford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,850 $20,400 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Medford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Medford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,600 $54,400 $61,200 $68,000 $73,450 $78,900 $84,350 $89,800