Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Milwaukee, WI

Discover affordable housing in Milwaukee where there are 293+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Kunzelmann-Esser Lofts

710 West Historic Mitchell Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204

bed Studio-2
payment $625-889/mo.

Park Bluff Apartments

555 South Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215

bed 1

Boulevard Apartments

2830 W Highland Blvd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204

Highland Park Apartments

1110 North 17th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

bed 1-2

Abundant Life Apartments

6421 W Port Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223

bed 1

Hopkins Place Apartments

5485 N Hopkins St , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209

bed 1

Fond Du Lac Center

2708 W Center St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210

bed 2

Mcauley Apartments

1018 E Knapp St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

bed 1-3

Prince Hall Village

1210 W North Ave , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

bed 1-3

New Village Townhomes

2708 W Center St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53206

bed 2

William A Passavant

2195 W State St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

bed 1-2

Lisbon Terrace

2730 W Lisbon Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208

bed 2-3

Haymarket Lofts

1300 N 4th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

bed 1-4
payment $346-1178/mo.

Trinity Manor Apartments

7920 N 66th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223

bed 1

Refreshing Springs Apartments

8700 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53225

bed 1-2

James and John Apartments

8614 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53225

bed 1

Garden Grove Apartments

7472 N Granville Rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224

bed 1

Faith Manor Apartments

7915 N 66th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223

bed 1

Blanche and Madge Home

6965 N 55th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223

bed 1-2

Waico Apartments

1800 N 12th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205

bed 1-4
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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$14.91 (+206%) more than Wisconsin minimum wage and $14.91 (+206%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Milwaukee, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Public Housing Homeownership, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) programs for Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Milwaukee.

How many renters live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

The City of Milwaukee has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 54.39 percent of the population living in Milwaukee.

What is the rental market like in Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

There are an estimated housing units in the Milwaukee area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there are 1.07 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Milwaukee?

The rental vacancy rate in Milwaukee is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Milwaukee for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Milwaukee
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
9,187 34,704 54,663 30,812 6,679
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Milwaukee

A large number of apartments in Milwaukee have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Milwaukee

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $845 to $1,592. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $845
One BR $979
Two BR $1,170
Three BR $1,460
Four BR $1,592
2024 Fair Market Rents in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Milwaukee?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 5,266 57 percent
One BR 24,965 72 percent
Two BR 36,248 66 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

How many affordable rental units are in Milwaukee?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Milwaukee, Wisconsin including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee features 11,862 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 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

There are 7,183 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Milwaukee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Milwaukee landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Milwaukee.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,053 and $1,287.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.