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Affordable Housing In Mellen
Ashland County, Wisconsin

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mellen

Mellen Housing

631 Crestview Ln
Mellen, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Mellen

Housing Authority Programs
Ashland County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mellen, Wisconsin

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 44 affordable apartments for rent in Mellen, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Mellen, Wisconsin

Mellen features 44 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 Mellen, Wisconsin

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mellen.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mellen, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mellen, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Mellen, 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 $522 $560 $734 $913 $1,229
Payment Standard Range $470 to $574 $504 to $616 $661 to $807 $822 to $1,004 $1,106 to $1,352

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mellen, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 44
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 44
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.43%
Average Renter Household Size 1.56
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $32,054 ±$7,378
Median Rent $454 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.3% ± 12.14pp
Total Population 699

Population and Household Demographics

Mellen is a city in Ashland County, Wisconsin with a population of 699. There are 315 households in the city with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 31.43% of households in Mellen are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mellen

The median gross income for households in Mellen is $32,054 a year, or $2,671 a month. The median rent for the city is $454 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mellen, a household making less than $1,513 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Mellen.

Area Median Income In Mellen

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 Mellen, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ashland County.

In Mellen, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,000

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 Mellen

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 Mellen

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800