Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Polk County
Wisconsin

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Polk County

Osceola Village Apartments

550 Chieftain Street
Osceola, Wisconsin
$460-715
1-2 BR

River Town Heights

201 S Adams St
Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Forest Heights Apartments

408 Tower Rd
Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Albert Skinner Villa

302 N State Road 46
Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pioneer Apartments

612 S 2nd St
Luck, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Osceola Villas

105 Meadow Lark Ln
Osceola, Wisconsin

Jacqueline Lawrence Villa

710 Polk Avenue
Centuria, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sunnyview Apartments

150 Sunnyview Dr
Milltown, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Pinewood Apartments

502 Pinewood St
Amery, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Spruce Apartments

150 3rd St NW
Clear Lake, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Guide To Affordable Housing in Polk County, Wisconsin

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 791 affordable apartments for rent in Polk County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Polk County, Wisconsin

Polk County features 582 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 Polk County, Wisconsin

There are 209 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Polk County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Polk County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Polk County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Polk County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Polk County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $756 and $924.

2020 Polk 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 $547 $638 $840 $1,085 $1,138
Payment Standard Range $492 to $602 $574 to $702 $756 to $924 $977 to $1,194 $1,024 to $1,252

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Polk County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 791
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 582
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $50,714 ±$1,268
Median Rent $710 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.92% ± 3.9pp
Total Population 43,572

Population and Household Demographics

Polk County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 43,572. There are 17,994 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 22.96% of households in Polk County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Polk County

The median gross income for households in Polk County is $50,714 a year, or $4,226 a month. The median rent for the county is $710 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Polk County, a household making less than $2,367 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Polk County.

Area Median Income In Polk 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 Polk County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,200

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 Polk 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 Polk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800

Cities In Polk County

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

City Served By
Alden
Amery The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amery is the Amery Housing Authority.
Apple River
Balsam Lake
Beaver
Black Brook
Bone Lake
Centuria
Clam Falls
Clayton
Clear Lake
Dresser
Eureka
Farmington
Frederic
Garfield
Georgetown
Johnstown
Laketown
Lewis
Lincoln
Lorain
Luck The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Luck is the Luck Housing Authority.
McKinley
Milltown
Osceola
Saint Croix Falls
St Croix Falls
St. Croix Falls
Sterling
West Sweden