Affordable Housing In Oconto Falls
Oconto County, Wisconsin

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oconto Falls

Parkview I Apartments

104 N Franklin St
Oconto Falls, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Ridgeview Apartments

829 S Main St
Oconto Falls, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Oconto Falls Family Housing

Columbia St
Oconto Falls, Wisconsin

The Falls Apts

342 Columbia Ave
Oconto Falls, Wisconsin
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Oconto Falls, 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 Falls, 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 Falls, Wisconsin

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 84 affordable apartments for rent in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin

Oconto Falls features 68 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 Falls, Wisconsin

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oconto Falls.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Oconto Falls, 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 Falls, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $554 $610 $757 $993 $1,027
Oconto Falls, 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 Falls, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 84
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 68
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $44,120 ±$5,686
Median Rent $560 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.85% ± 11.01pp
Total Population 2,859

Population and Household Demographics

Oconto Falls is a city in Oconto County, Wisconsin with a population of 2,859. There are 1,267 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 37.25% of households in Oconto Falls are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oconto Falls

The median gross income for households in Oconto Falls is $44,120 a year, or $3,677 a month. The median rent for the city is $560 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oconto Falls, a household making less than $1,867 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Oconto Falls.

Area Median Income In Oconto Falls

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

In Oconto Falls, 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 Falls

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 Falls

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oconto Falls 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 Falls 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 Falls 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