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Affordable Housing In Monroe County
Wisconsin

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe County

Heritage Haven Sparta

622 S Court St
Sparta, Wisconsin
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

BAYSHORE TOWNHOMES

623 E MAIN ST
Sparta, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Kilbourne Apartments

515 N Kilbourn Ave
Tomah, Wisconsin
Subsidized

The Courtyard at Willow Woods

1500 Lincoln Ave
Tomah, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Fairview Estates Sparta Arms

106 N L St
Sparta, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Northland Norwalk Apartments

400 High St
Norwalk, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Brookside Apartments

307 N Court St
Sparta, Wisconsin

Jefferson Apartments

701 Jefferson St
Tomah, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Monroe County H A

1108 W Wisconsin St
Sparta, Wisconsin

Sunset Place

518 S Thayer Ave
Sparta, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Monroe County

Housing Authority Programs
Monroe County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monroe County, Wisconsin

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 622 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Monroe County, Wisconsin

Monroe County features 264 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 Monroe County, Wisconsin

There are 358 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroe County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monroe County, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Monroe County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $760 and $928.

2020 Monroe 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 $550 $641 $844 $1,055 $1,313
Payment Standard Range $495 to $605 $577 to $705 $760 to $928 $950 to $1,161 $1,182 to $1,444

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Monroe County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 622
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 264
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $50,694 ±$1,587
Median Rent $767 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.96% ± 4.3pp
Total Population 45,274

Population and Household Demographics

Monroe County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 45,274. There are 17,794 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 32.47% of households in Monroe County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monroe County

The median gross income for households in Monroe County is $50,694 a year, or $4,225 a month. The median rent for the county is $767 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monroe County, a household making less than $2,557 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Monroe County.

Area Median Income In Monroe 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 Monroe County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,100

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 Monroe 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 Monroe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,350 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,250 $28,850 $32,450 $36,050 $38,950 $41,850 $44,750 $47,600
80% of Median $40,400 $46,200 $51,950 $57,700 $62,350 $66,950 $71,550 $76,200

Cities In Monroe County

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City Served By
Adrian The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Adrian is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Angelo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Angelo is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Byron The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Byron is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Cashton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cashton is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Cataract The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cataract is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Clifton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clifton is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Glendale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glendale is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Grant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grant is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Greenfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Jefferson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Kendall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kendall is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
La Grange The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Grange is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Lafayette The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lafayette is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Leon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leon is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Lincoln The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincoln is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Little Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Little Falls is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Melvina The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melvina is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
New Lyme The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Lyme is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Norwalk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norwalk is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Oakdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakdale is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Portland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portland is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Ridgeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridgeville is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Scott The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scott is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Sheldon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheldon is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Sparta The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sparta are the Sparta Housing Authority and Monroe County Housing Authority.
Tomah The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tomah are the Tomah Public Housing Authority and Monroe County Housing Authority.
Tunnel City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tunnel City is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Warrens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warrens is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Wellington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wellington is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Wells The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wells is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Wilton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilton is the Monroe County Housing Authority.
Wyeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wyeville is the Monroe County Housing Authority.