Affordable Housing In Portage County
Wisconsin

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Portage County

Townhomes of Craftsman Village

3218 Village Lane
Plover, WI
Call For Rent
3-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Craftsman Village of Plover

3282 Willow Dr
Plover, WI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Craftsman Village of Plover

3218 Village Ln
Plover, WI
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Mission Village of Plover

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

John Slaby Villa

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

Woodside Village Apartments

232 Prentice St N
Stevens Point, WI
HCV Welcome

Parkview, Eastview, Northview Housing

401 Morgan Ave
Junction City, WI
Subsidized

River Cove Apartments

2601 Indiana Ave
Stevens Point, WI
Subsidized

Sunset Terrace

3031 Rosalie Pkwy
Plover, WI
Subsidized

Sunset Hillside Milladore Manor

836 County Trunk N
Milladore, WI
Subsidized

There are 18 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 761 affordable apartments for rent in Portage County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 441 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Portage County, HUD housing programs support 120 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 320 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Portage County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Portage County

Housing Authority Programs
Stevens Point Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Portage County, Wisconsin

Portage County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 761
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 441
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Total Population 70,432
Housing Units 27,768
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $51,613 ±$1,330
Median Rent $675 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.51% ± 3.71pp

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.1

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 $71,900

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 Portage County 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 $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
80% of Median $40,800 $46,600 $52,450 $58,250 $62,950 $67,600 $72,250 $76,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Portage County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1995 to 1996, 2 low income apartment communities containing 96 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Portage County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Portage County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
60% of Median $30,600 $34,980 $39,360 $43,680 $47,220 $50,700 $54,180 $57,660

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Portage County is $39,360 a year, or $3,280 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,280 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $984 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $638 $683 $820 $947 $1,056 $1,165
60% $765 $820 $984 $1,136 $1,268 $1,398
Fair Market Rents in Portage County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$570 $573 $716 $939 $1,186

Cities In Portage County

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City Listings Served By
Amherst 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amherst is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Stevens Point 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stevens Point are the Stevens Point Housing Authority and Portage County Housing Authority.
Junction City 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Junction City is the Portage County Housing Authority.
Alban 0
Almond 0
Amherst Junction 0
Bancroft 0
Belmont 0
Buena Vista 0
Carson 0
Dewey 0
Eau Pleine 0
Grant 0
Hull 0
Lanark 0
Linwood 0
Milladore 1
Nelsonville 0
New Hope 0
Park Ridge 0
Pine Grove 0
Plover 7
Polonia 0
Rosholt 0
Sharon 0
Stockton 0
Whiting 0