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Affordable Housing In Pierce County

29 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pierce County

Cottages of Ellsworth

411 W Cairns St
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Windmill Place Senior Apartment Living

914 S Main St
River Falls, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

St Croix Manor

1028 Borner St N
Prescott, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR

Clarke Damon Villa

1685 Sunwood Ct
River Falls, Wisconsin
Disabled Supportive Housing

Lee Dreyfus Manor

271 East Summit
Ellsworth, Wisconsin

The Chalet

W528 Park Dr
Spring Valley, Wisconsin

Red Cedar Estates

1430 Cemetery Rd
River Falls, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Silvercrest Apartments

630 S Cogswell Dr
Salem, Wisconsin

Pierce County Elderly

141 S Maple St
Ellsworth, Wisconsin

River Falls Terrace

405 S Wasson Ln
River Falls, Wisconsin

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 $1,093 and $1,335.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $820 $971 $1,214 $1,722 $2,025
Payment Standard Range $738 to $902 $874 to $1,068 $1,093 to $1,335 $1,550 to $1,894 $1,823 to $2,228

Sourced from federal housing data and 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 $103,400

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $31,000 $33,500 $36,000 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650

Cities In Pierce County

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City Served By
Bay City
Diamond Bluff
El Paso
Hager City
Maiden Rock
Oak Grove
Plum City
River Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves River Falls is the River Falls Housing Authority.
Rock Elm
Spring Lake
Spring Valley