Affordable Housing In Oconto County
Wisconsin

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oconto County

Chateau Pecor

422 Pecor St
Oconto, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Northland Oconto Apartments

130 Memorial Dr
Oconto, Wisconsin

Hidden Pine Apts

120 Memorial Dr
Oconto, Wisconsin

The Falls Apts

342 Columbia Ave
Oconto Falls, Wisconsin

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Oconto County, 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 County, Wisconsin

Housing Authority Programs
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 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 $681 and $833.

2022 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
Oconto County, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $554 $610 $757 $993 $1,027
Oconto County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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 $70,400

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 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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oconto County 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 County 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 County 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

Cities In Oconto County

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City Served By
Abrams The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Abrams are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Bagley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bagley are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Brazeau The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brazeau are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Breed The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Breed are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Chase The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chase are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Doty The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Doty are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Gillett The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gillett are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
How The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve How are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Lakewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakewood are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Lena The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lena are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Little River The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Little River are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Little Suamico The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Little Suamico are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Maple Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maple Valley are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Morgan The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Morgan are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Mountain The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mountain are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Oconto The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oconto are the Oconto Housing Authority, Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Oconto Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oconto Falls are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Pensaukee The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pensaukee are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Riverview The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riverview are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Sobieski The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sobieski are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Spruce The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spruce are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Stiles The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stiles are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Suring The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Suring are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Townsend The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Townsend are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.
Underhill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Underhill are the Oconto County Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Newcap.