Oconto, Wisconsin Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 127 income based apartments in Oconto where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 72 affordable apartments in Oconto that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Oconto, Wisconsin

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

Bayside Senior Apartments

237 Cook Ave
Oconto, Wisconsin

Meyer Manor

119 Memorial Dr
Oconto, Wisconsin

Okato Manor

407 Arbutus Ave
Oconto, Wisconsin

Chateau Pecor

422 Pecor St
Oconto, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Northland Oconto Apartments

130 Memorial Dr
Oconto, Wisconsin

Hidden Pine Apts

120 Memorial Dr
Oconto, Wisconsin
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Affordable Housing Near Oconto

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City Apartments
Oconto Falls, WI Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Oconto Falls.
Suring, WI Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Suring.
Gillett, WI Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Gillett.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Oconto, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Oconto Housing Authority Public Housing
Oconto County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Newcap Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Oconto.

Oconto, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Oconto, Wisconsin

Oconto features 127 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 Oconto, Wisconsin

There are 72 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oconto.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oconto, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oconto, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Oconto, 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
Oconto, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $608 $669 $826 $1,063 $1,110
Oconto, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $547 to $669 $602 to $736 $743 to $909 $957 to $1,169 $999 to $1,221

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oconto, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 199
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 127
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $42,563 ±$4,445
Median Rent $606 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.18% ± 12.59pp
Total Population 4,492

Population and Household Demographics

Oconto is a city in Oconto County, Wisconsin with a population of 4,492. There are 1,886 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 33.09% of households in Oconto are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oconto

The median gross income for households in Oconto is $42,563 a year, or $3,547 a month. The median rent for the city is $606 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oconto, a household making less than $2,020 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Oconto.

Area Median Income In Oconto

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 Oconto, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oconto County.

In Oconto, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,200

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 Oconto

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 Oconto

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oconto AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,900 $19,300 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oconto AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,150 $32,150 $36,150 $40,150 $43,400 $46,600 $49,800 $53,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oconto AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,000 $51,400 $57,850 $64,250 $69,400 $74,550 $79,700 $84,850