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Affordable Housing In Monona
Dane County, Wisconsin

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monona

Monona Meadows

250 Femrite Dr
Monona, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Frost Woods Senior Housing

101 Frost Woods Rd
Monona, Wisconsin

Monona Hills

353 Owen Rd
Monona, Wisconsin

Heritage Monona

211 Owen Rd
Monona, Wisconsin


300 Pemrite Dr
Monona, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Monona

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monona, Wisconsin

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 338 affordable apartments for rent in Monona, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Monona, Wisconsin

Monona features 146 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 Monona, Wisconsin

There are 192 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monona.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monona, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Monona landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Monona.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Monona, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,090 and $1,332.

2021 Monona, 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
Monona, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $889 $1,039 $1,211 $1,641 $1,965
Monona, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $800 to $978 $935 to $1,143 $1,090 to $1,332 $1,477 to $1,805 $1,769 to $2,162

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Monona, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 338
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 146
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.13%
Average Renter Household Size 1.52
Average Household Size 1.98
Median Household Income $51,721 ±$5,041
Median Rent $808 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.14% ± 7.22pp
Total Population 7,835

Population and Household Demographics

Monona is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin with a population of 7,835. There are 3,940 households in the city with an average household size of 1.98 persons. 45.13% of households in Monona are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monona

The median gross income for households in Monona is $51,721 a year, or $4,310 a month. The median rent for the city is $808 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monona, a household making less than $2,693 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Monona.

Area Median Income In Monona

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 Monona, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dane County.

In Monona, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,100

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 Monona

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 Monona

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Monona AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,050 $24,050 $27,050 $30,050 $32,500 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Monona AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,050 $40,050 $45,050 $50,050 $54,100 $58,100 $62,100 $66,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Monona AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650