Affordable Housing In Pierce County
Wisconsin

29 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pierce County

Cottages of Ellsworth

411 W Cairns St
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
$518-800
1-2 BR

Windmill Place Senior Apartment Living

914 S Main St
River Falls, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

St Croix Manor

1028 Borner St N
Prescott, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Clarke Damon Villa

1685 Sunwood Ct
River Falls, Wisconsin
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Lee Dreyfus Manor

271 East Summit
Ellsworth, Wisconsin

The Chalet

W528 Park Dr
Spring Valley, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Red Cedar Estates

1430 Cemetery Rd
River Falls, Wisconsin

Silvercrest Apartments

630 S Cogswell Dr
Salem, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Pierce County Elderly

141 S Maple St
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Subsidized

River Falls Terrace

405 S Wasson Ln
River Falls, Wisconsin
Subsidized

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

Housing Authority Programs
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
West CAP Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pierce County, Wisconsin

There are 29 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,057 affordable apartments for rent in Pierce County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Pierce County, Wisconsin

Pierce County features 662 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 Pierce County, Wisconsin

There are 370 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pierce County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pierce County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pierce County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Pierce County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pierce County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,196 and $1,462.

2022 Pierce 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
Pierce County, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $932 $1,078 $1,329 $1,841 $2,145
Pierce County, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $839 to $1,025 $970 to $1,186 $1,196 to $1,462 $1,657 to $2,025 $1,931 to $2,360

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pierce County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 29
Total Low Income Apartments 1,057
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 662
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $61,611 ±$2,179
Median Rent $750 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.97% ± 6.11pp
Total Population 40,799

Population and Household Demographics

Pierce County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 40,799. There are 15,177 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 27.63% of households in Pierce County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pierce County

The median gross income for households in Pierce County is $61,611 a year, or $5,134 a month. The median rent for the county is $750 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pierce County, a household making less than $2,500 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Pierce County.

Area Median Income In Pierce 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 Pierce County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $104,900

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 Pierce 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 Pierce County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pierce County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,050 $25,200 $28,350 $31,450 $34,000 $36,500 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pierce County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,750 $42,000 $47,250 $52,450 $56,650 $60,850 $65,050 $69,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pierce County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500

Cities In Pierce County

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City Served By
Bay City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bay City are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Clifton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clifton are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Diamond Bluff The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Diamond Bluff are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
El Paso The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve El Paso are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Ellsworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ellsworth are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Elmwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elmwood are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Gilman The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gilman are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Hager City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hager City are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Hartland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hartland are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Isabelle The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Isabelle are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Maiden Rock The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maiden Rock are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Martell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Martell are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Oak Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oak Grove are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Plum City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plum City are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Prescott The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Prescott are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
River Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve River Falls are the River Falls Housing Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Rock Elm The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rock Elm are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Salem The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Salem are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Spring Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring Lake are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Spring Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring Valley are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Trenton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Trenton are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Trimbelle The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Trimbelle are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.
Union The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Union are the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and West CAP.