Affordable Housing In Port Washington
Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Port Washington

Wyndmere Apartments

967 Mineral Springs Drive #1
Port Washington, WI

Westport Meadows

1200 Oak Ct
Port Washington, WI

Norport Group Home

411 E Norport Dr
Port Washington, WI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Breeze Cove Apartments

1565 W Portview Dr
Port Washington, WI
Accepts Vouchers

Maple Crest

922 W Sunset Rd
Port Washington, WI
Accepts Vouchers

Lincoln Village Senior Apartments

1300 W Lincoln Ave
Port Washington, WI
Accepts Vouchers
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Port Washington, Wisconsin

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 311 affordable apartments for rent in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Port Washington, Wisconsin

Port Washington features 86 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 Port Washington, Wisconsin

There are 225 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Port Washington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Port Washington, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Port Washington, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $830 and $1,014.

2020 Port Washington, 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 $628 $761 $922 $1,177 $1,303
Payment Standard Range $565 to $691 $685 to $837 $830 to $1,014 $1,059 to $1,295 $1,173 to $1,433

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Port Washington, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 311
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 86
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $62,839 ±$5,781
Median Rent $812 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.78% ± 8.01pp
Total Population 11,481

Population and Household Demographics

Port Washington is a City in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin with a population of 11,481. There are 4,715 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 34.78% of households in Port Washington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Port Washington

The median gross income for households in Port Washington is $62,839 a year, or $5,237 a month. The median rent for the city is $812 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Port Washington, a household making less than $2,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Port Washington.1

Area Median Income In Port Washington

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 Port Washington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ozaukee County.

In Port Washington, 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 Port Washington

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 Port Washington HUD Rental Assistance in Port Washington

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