Affordable Housing In Oconto County

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oconto County

Whispering Pines Apartments

406 N Barkman St
Suring, WI
1-3 BR

Parkview I Apartments

104 N Franklin St
Oconto Falls, WI

Pioneer Villa

415 N Mill St
Suring, WI

Ridgeview Apartments

829 S Main St
Oconto Falls, WI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Oconto Falls Family Housing

Columbia St
Oconto Falls, WI
HCV Welcome

Bayside Senior Apartments

237 Cook Ave
Oconto, WI
HCV Welcome

Meyer Manor

119 Memorial Dr
Oconto, WI

Savage Lake Apartments

200 Armstrong St
Gillett, WI

Manor Drive Apartments

419 Manor Dr
Suring, WI

Okato Manor

407 Arbutus Ave
Oconto, WI

There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 391 affordable apartments for rent in Oconto County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 203 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Oconto County, HUD housing programs support 52 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 188 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Oconto County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Oconto County

Housing Authority Programs
Oconto Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oconto County, Wisconsin

Oconto County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 391
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 203
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Total Population 37,476
Housing Units 15,486
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $52,765 ±$1,952
Median Rent $606 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.77% ± 4.24pp

Population and Household Demographics

Oconto County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 37,476. There are 15,486 households in the county with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 16.37% of households in Oconto County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oconto County

The median gross income for households in Oconto County is $52,765 a year, or $4,397 a month. The median rent for the county is $606 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oconto County, a household making less than $2,020 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Oconto County.1

Area Median Income In Oconto 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 Oconto County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,200

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 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 Oconto County HUD Rental Assistance in Oconto County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
80% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Oconto County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2011, 4 low income apartment communities containing 50 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Oconto County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Oconto County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
60% of Median $29,100 $33,240 $37,380 $41,520 $44,880 $48,180 $51,540 $54,840

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Oconto County is $37,380 a year, or $3,115 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,115 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $935 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $606 $649 $779 $900 $1,004 $1,108
60% $728 $779 $935 $1,080 $1,205 $1,330
Fair Market Rents in Oconto County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$569 $572 $713 $993 $1,178

Cities In Oconto County

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City Listings Served By
Oconto 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oconto are the Oconto Housing Authority and Oconto County Housing Authority.
Suring 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Suring is the Oconto County Housing Authority.
Oconto Falls 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oconto Falls is the Oconto County Housing Authority.
Gillett 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gillett is the Oconto County Housing Authority.
Lena 0
Abrams 0
Bagley 0
Brazeau 0
Breed 0
Chase 0
Doty 0
How 0
Lakewood 0
Little River 0
Little Suamico 0
Maple Valley 0
Morgan 0
Mountain 0
Pensaukee 0
Riverview 0
Sobieski 0
Spruce 0
Stiles 0
Townsend 0
Underhill 0