Affordable Housing In Oconto
Oconto County, Wisconsin

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In 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

Northland Oconto Apartments

130 Memorial Dr
Oconto, Wisconsin

Hidden Pine Apts

120 Memorial Dr
Oconto, Wisconsin
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Oconto, Wisconsin

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oconto, Wisconsin

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 199 affordable apartments for rent in Oconto, Wisconsin.

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 $681 and $833.

2022 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 $554 $610 $757 $993 $1,027
Oconto, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $499 to $609 $549 to $671 $681 to $833 $894 to $1,092 $924 to $1,130

Sourced from federal housing data and 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 $70,400

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.
$15,100 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oconto AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850