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Affordable Housing In Milwaukee County
Wisconsin

344 Low Income Apartment Communities In Milwaukee County

Southgate Square I

3795 S 27th St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Walnut Park Senior Apartments

1551 N 9th St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Mcauley Apartments

1018 E Knapp St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Income Based
1-3 BR

Marquette Manor

2409 10th Ave
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Income Based
2 BR
62+

Clare Heights Senior Apartments

717 W Holt Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$795-1,150
1-2 BR

Paper Box Lofts

1560 W Pierce St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accessible
Below Market Rate
Market Rate

Kunzelmann-Esser Lofts

710 West Historic Mitchell Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$625-889
Studio-2 BR

Lapham Park

1901 N 6th St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Locust Court

1350 E Locust St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible

Mitchell Court

2600 W National Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Milwaukee County

Housing Authority Programs
Milwaukee County Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

There are 344 low income housing apartment communities offering 24,115 affordable apartments for rent in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County features 13,519 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 County, Wisconsin

There are 10,511 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Milwaukee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Milwaukee County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Milwaukee County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $830 and $1,014.

2020 Milwaukee 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 $628 $761 $922 $1,177 $1,303
Payment Standard Range $565 to $691 $685 to $837 $830 to $1,014 $1,059 to $1,295 $1,173 to $1,433

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Milwaukee County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 344
Total Low Income Apartments 24,115
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 13,519
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $43,873 ±$593
Median Rent $806 ±$4
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.35% ± 0.89pp
Total Population 955,939

Population and Household Demographics

Milwaukee County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 955,939. There are 381,715 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 50.1% of households in Milwaukee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Milwaukee County

The median gross income for households in Milwaukee County is $43,873 a year, or $3,656 a month. The median rent for the county is $806 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Milwaukee County, a household making less than $2,687 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Milwaukee County.

Area Median Income In Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,800

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 Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,650 $20,150 $22,650 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350
80% of Median $46,950 $53,650 $60,350 $67,050 $72,450 $77,800 $83,150 $88,550

Cities In Milwaukee County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Bayside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bayside is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Brown Deer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brown Deer is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Cudahy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cudahy is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Fox Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fox Point is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Franklin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Glendale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glendale is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Greendale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greendale is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Greenfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Hales Corners The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hales Corners is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Milwaukee The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Milwaukee are the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Oak Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Creek is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
River Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves River Hills is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Shorewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shorewood is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
South Milwaukee The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Milwaukee are the South Milwaukee Community Development Authority and Milwaukee County Housing Division.
St Francis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Francis is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
St. Francis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Francis is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Wauwatosa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wauwatosa is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
West Allis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Allis are the CDA of the City of West Allis and Milwaukee County Housing Division.
West Milwaukee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Milwaukee is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.
Whitefish Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitefish Bay is the Milwaukee County Housing Division.