. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Onalaska, Wisconsin - Affordable Housing Online

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Pinedale Apartments

501 13th Avenue S
Onalaska, Wisconsin
S. 202
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Greendale Apartments

321 13th Ave Se
Onalaska, Wisconsin
Income Based
1-2 BR

Leo Fishman Manor and Al Baldus Manor

1106 Wilson Street
Onalaska, Wisconsin
S. 811 Supportive

Stonefield Manor Senior Apartments

1264 County Road Ph
Onalaska, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Redwood Terrace Apartments

812 Redwood St
Onalaska, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Lacrosse Co

322 13th Ct
Onalaska, Wisconsin
Public Housing
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There are 39 low-income apartments in Onalaska that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 216 low-income homes in Onalaska where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Onalaska, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
La Crosse County Housing Authority Public Housing
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Onalaska.

Onalaska, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Onalaska, Wisconsin

Onalaska features 216 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 Onalaska, Wisconsin

There are 39 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Onalaska.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Onalaska, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Onalaska landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Onalaska.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Onalaska, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $922 and $1,126.

2023 Onalaska, 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
Onalaska, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $685 $799 $1,024 $1,409 $1,744
Onalaska, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $617 to $754 $719 to $879 $922 to $1,126 $1,268 to $1,550 $1,570 to $1,918

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Onalaska, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 277
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 216
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.01
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $53,737 ±$3,291
Median Rent $790 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.95% ± 7.34pp
Total Population 18,255

Population and Household Demographics

Onalaska is a city in La Crosse County, Wisconsin with a population of 18,255. There are 7,413 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 30.65% of households in Onalaska are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Onalaska

The median gross income for households in Onalaska is $53,737 a year, or $4,478 a month. The median rent for the city is $790 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Onalaska, a household making less than $2,633 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Onalaska.

Area Median Income In Onalaska

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 Onalaska, the AMI is calculated from all households within La Crosse County.

In Onalaska, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $93,400

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 Onalaska

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 Onalaska

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Onalaska AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Onalaska AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,700 $37,400 $42,050 $46,700 $50,450 $54,200 $57,950 $61,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Onalaska AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,300 $59,800 $67,250 $74,700 $80,700 $86,700 $92,650 $98,650