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Affordable Housing In Portage County
Wisconsin

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In Portage County

Townhomes of Craftsman Village

3218 Village Lane
Plover, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

Craftsman Village of Plover

3282 Willow Dr
Plover, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Craftsman Village of Plover

3218 Village Ln
Plover, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+

Mission Village of Plover

3446 Mission Ln
Plover, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

John Slaby Villa

449 Frederick St N
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Woodside Village Apartments

232 Prentice St N
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Parkview, Eastview, Northview Housing

401 Morgan Ave
Junction City, Wisconsin
Subsidized

River Cove Apartments

2601 Indiana Ave
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Sunset Terrace

3031 Rosalie Pkwy
Plover, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Sunset Hillside Milladore Manor

836 County Trunk N
Milladore, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Portage County

Housing Authority Programs
Portage County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Portage County, Wisconsin

There are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 785 affordable apartments for rent in Portage County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Portage County, Wisconsin

Portage County features 461 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 320 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 $706 and $862.

2020 Portage 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 $610 $627 $784 $1,032 $1,262
Payment Standard Range $549 to $671 $564 to $690 $706 to $862 $929 to $1,135 $1,136 to $1,388

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Portage County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 785
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 461
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $51,613 ±$1,330
Median Rent $675 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.51% ± 3.71pp
Total Population 70,432

Population and Household Demographics

Portage County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 70,432. There are 27,768 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 31.38% of households in Portage County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Portage County

The median gross income for households in Portage County is $51,613 a year, or $4,301 a month. The median rent for the county is $675 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Portage County, a household making less than $2,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Portage County.

Area Median Income In Portage 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 Portage County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,100

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 Portage 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 Portage County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,500 $18,850 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,500 $31,400 $35,350 $39,250 $42,400 $45,550 $48,700 $51,850
80% of Median $44,000 $50,250 $56,550 $62,800 $67,850 $72,850 $77,900 $82,900

Cities In Portage County

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City Served By
Alban The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alban is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Almond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Almond is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Amherst The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amherst is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Amherst Junction The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amherst Junction is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Bancroft The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bancroft is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Belmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belmont is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Buena Vista The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buena Vista is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Carson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carson is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Dewey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dewey is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Eau Pleine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eau Pleine is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Grant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grant is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Hull The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hull is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Junction City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Junction City is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Lanark The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lanark is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Linwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Linwood is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Milladore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milladore is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Nelsonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nelsonville is the Portage County Housing Authority.
New Hope The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Hope is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Park Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Park Ridge is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Pine Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Grove is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Plover The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plover is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Polonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Polonia is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Rosholt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosholt is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Sharon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharon is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Stevens Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stevens Point are the Stevens Point Housing Authority and Portage County Housing Authority.
Stockton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stockton is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Whiting The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whiting is the Portage County Housing Authority.