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Affordable Housing In Oconto County

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oconto County

Whispering Pines Apartments

406 N Barkman St
Suring, Wisconsin
1-3 BR

Parkview I Apartments

104 N Franklin St
Oconto Falls, Wisconsin

Pioneer Villa

415 N Mill St
Suring, Wisconsin

Ridgeview Apartments

829 S Main St
Oconto Falls, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Oconto Falls Family Housing

Columbia St
Oconto Falls, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Bayside Senior Apartments

237 Cook Ave
Oconto, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Meyer Manor

119 Memorial Dr
Oconto, Wisconsin

Savage Lake Apartments

200 Armstrong St
Gillett, Wisconsin

Manor Drive Apartments

419 Manor Dr
Suring, Wisconsin

Okato Manor

407 Arbutus Ave
Oconto, Wisconsin

Housing Authorities that serve Oconto County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oconto County, Wisconsin

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 427 affordable apartments for rent in Oconto County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Oconto County, Wisconsin

Oconto County features 239 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 County, Wisconsin

There are 188 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oconto County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oconto County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Oconto County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Oconto County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oconto County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Oconto 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 $513 $567 $714 $965 $1,142
Payment Standard Range $462 to $564 $510 to $624 $643 to $785 $869 to $1,062 $1,028 to $1,256

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Oconto County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 427
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 239
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $52,765 ±$1,952
Median Rent $606 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.77% ± 4.24pp
Total Population 37,476

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.

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 $70,700

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 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 $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800

Cities In Oconto County

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City Served By
Gillett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gillett is the Oconto County Housing Authority.
Little River
Little Suamico
Maple Valley
Oconto The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oconto are the Oconto Housing Authority and Oconto County Housing Authority.
Oconto Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oconto Falls is the Oconto County Housing Authority.
Suring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Suring is the Oconto County Housing Authority.