Oak Creek, Wisconsin Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 208 income based apartments in Oak Creek where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 255 affordable apartments in Oak Creek that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Oak Creek, Wisconsin

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Oak Creek. Go to the Wisconsin Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Oak Creek.

Oak Creek Courts

195 W Puetz Rd
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Booth Manor

150 W Centennial Dr
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cherry Creek View Apartments

8032 S Wildwood Dr
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Affordable

The Centennial

400 E Centennial Dr
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Affordable

Brandywood Apartments

8900 S Wood Creek Dr
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Oak Creek

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City Apartments
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Oak Creek, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Milwaukee County Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Oak Creek.

Oak Creek, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Oak Creek features 208 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 Oak Creek, Wisconsin

There are 255 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oak Creek.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oak Creek, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Oak Creek landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Oak Creek.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oak Creek, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $983 and $1,201.

2023 Oak Creek, 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
Oak Creek, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $766 $909 $1,092 $1,374 $1,499
Oak Creek, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $689 to $843 $818 to $1,000 $983 to $1,201 $1,237 to $1,511 $1,349 to $1,649

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oak Creek, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 463
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 208
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $65,319 ±$2,302
Median Rent $963 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.01% ± 5.59pp
Total Population 34,974

Population and Household Demographics

Oak Creek is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin with a population of 34,974. There are 14,027 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 40.16% of households in Oak Creek are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oak Creek

The median gross income for households in Oak Creek is $65,319 a year, or $5,443 a month. The median rent for the city is $963 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oak Creek, a household making less than $3,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Oak Creek.

Area Median Income In Oak Creek

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 Oak Creek, the AMI is calculated from all households within Milwaukee County.

In Oak Creek, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,100

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 Oak Creek

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 Oak Creek

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oak Creek AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oak Creek AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,050 $37,800 $42,500 $47,200 $51,000 $54,800 $58,550 $62,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oak Creek AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700