Affordable Housing In Ozaukee County

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ozaukee County

Maple Crest

922 W Sunset Rd
Port Washington, WI
HCV Welcome

Mequon Court

10935 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI
HCV Welcome

The Berkshire

1004 Beech St
Grafton, WI
HCV Welcome

Lincoln Village Senior Apartments

1300 W Lincoln Ave
Port Washington, WI
HCV Welcome

River Oaks

11340 N Cedarburg Rd
Mequon, WI
HCV Welcome

Cedarburg Senior Apartments

30 N Lincoln Blvd
Cedarburg, WI
HCV Welcome

Cedarburg Senior Apartments Phase II

28 N Alyce St
Cedarburg, WI
HCV Welcome

Harvest Meadows

652 W Hillcrest Rd
Saukville, WI
HCV Welcome

There are 18 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 804 affordable apartments for rent in Ozaukee County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 302 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Ozaukee County, HUD housing programs support 196 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 502 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

Ozaukee County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 804
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 302
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Total Population 87,273
Housing Units 34,543
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $76,433 ±$1,494
Median Rent $845 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.67% ± 3.83pp

Population and Household Demographics

Ozaukee County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 87,273. There are 34,543 households in the county with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 23.3% of households in Ozaukee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ozaukee County

The median gross income for households in Ozaukee County is $76,433 a year, or $6,369 a month. The median rent for the county is $845 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ozaukee County, a household making less than $2,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Ozaukee County.1

Area Median Income In Ozaukee 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 Ozaukee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,300

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 Ozaukee 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 Ozaukee County HUD Rental Assistance in Ozaukee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,300 $19,800 $22,250 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,850 $32,950 $37,050 $41,150 $44,450 $47,750 $51,050 $54,350
80% of Median $46,100 $52,700 $59,300 $65,850 $71,150 $76,400 $81,700 $86,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ozaukee County

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

From 1989 to 2003, 11 low income apartment communities containing 521 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ozaukee 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 Ozaukee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,850 $32,950 $37,050 $41,150 $44,450 $47,750 $51,050 $54,350
60% of Median $34,620 $39,540 $44,460 $49,380 $53,340 $57,300 $61,260 $65,220

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 Ozaukee County is $44,460 a year, or $3,705 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,705 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,112 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% $721 $773 $926 $1,070 $1,194 $1,318
60% $866 $927 $1,112 $1,284 $1,433 $1,581
Fair Market Rents in Ozaukee 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
$621 $753 $918 $1,167 $1,302

Cities In Ozaukee County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Listings Served By
Port Washington 6
Cedarburg 2
Fredonia 1
Grafton 2
Newburg 0
Saukville 4
Mequon 3
Belgium 0
Thiensville 0
Waubeka 0