Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Portage County, WI

Discover affordable housing in Portage County where there are 32+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Craftsman Village of Plover

3282 Willow Dr, Plover, Wisconsin 54467

bed 1-2
payment $900-990/mo.
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accessibility Accessible

Mission Village of Plover

3446 Mission Ln, Plover, Wisconsin 54467

bed 2-4
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accessibility Accessible

Mission Village of Plover

3446 Mission Ln, Plover, Wisconsin 54467

bed 2-4
payment $549-1083/mo.
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accessibility Accessible

River Cove Apartments

2601 Indiana Ave, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

bed 2
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payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Sunset Hillside Milladore Manor

836 County Trunk N, Milladore, Wisconsin 54454

Sunset Terrace

3031 Rosalie Pkwy, Plover, Wisconsin 54467

payment Subsidized

John Slaby Villa

449 Frederick St N, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

Parkview, Eastview, Northview Housing

401 Morgan Ave, Junction City, Wisconsin 54443

Woodside Village Apartments

232 Prentice St N, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

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accessibility Accessible

Townhomes of Craftsman Village

3218 Village Ln, Plover, Wisconsin 54467

bed 3-4
payment $822-1354/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

2425 Patch St Unit 2

2425 Patch St, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

bed 3
payment $1150/mo.

719 Vincent Ct Unit 719

719 Vincent Ct Unit 719, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

bed 3
payment $1170/mo.

Village Apartments (St. Pt.)

301 Michigan Ave, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

bed 2
payment $749/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

273 Christy St

273 Christy St, Amherst, Wisconsin 54406

bed 2
payment $970/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

366 Lincoln St

366 Lincoln St, Amherst, Wisconsin 54406

bed 2
payment $825/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

206 N State St

206 N State St, Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981

bed 2
payment $799/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

2172 Strongs Ave Unit 2172 1/2

2172 Strongs Ave, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

bed 3
payment $995/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

376 Lincoln St

376 Lincoln St, Amherst, Wisconsin 54406

bed 1
payment $725/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

805 Prentice St Unit 204

805 Prentice St Unit 204, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

bed 2
payment $900/mo.
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

Wyndmere Estates

219 Prentice St, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

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accessibility Accessible

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Portage County, Wisconsin

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Portage County, Wisconsin
$18.50/hour
$11.25 (+155%) more than Wisconsin minimum wage and $11.25 (+155%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Portage County, Wisconsin Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Portage 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Portage County, Wisconsin.

Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Portage County.

How many renters live in Portage County, Wisconsin?

The County of Portage County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 26.6 percent of the population living in Portage County.

What is the rental market like in Portage County, Wisconsin?

There are an estimated housing units in the Portage County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Portage County, Wisconsin, there are 0.94 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Portage County?

The rental vacancy rate in Portage County is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Portage County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Portage County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
272 1,541 4,971 1,545 380
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Portage County

A large number of apartments in Portage County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Portage County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $662 to $1,335. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $662
One BR $762
Two BR $977
Three BR $1,224
Four BR $1,335
2024 Fair Market Rents in Portage County, Wisconsin

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Portage County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 89 33 percent
One BR 982 64 percent
Two BR 3,032 61 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Portage County, Wisconsin

How many affordable rental units are in Portage County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Portage County, Wisconsin including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
USDA Section 514 Farm Labor Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Portage County, Wisconsin

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Portage County, Wisconsin

Portage County features 554 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 Portage County, Wisconsin

There are 384 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Portage County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Portage County, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Portage County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $879 and $1,075.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.