Affordable Housing In Prairie Du Chien
7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Prairie Du Chien
Housing Authorities that serve Prairie Du Chien
|Prairie du Chien Housing Authority||Public Housing|
|Crawford County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 251 affordable apartments for rent in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin.
Income Based Apartments in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
Prairie Du Chien features 173 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 Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
There are 78 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Prairie Du Chien.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Prairie Du Chien landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Prairie Du Chien.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.
2021 Prairie Du Chien, 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|
|Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent||$484||$557||$734||$913||$1,146|
|Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range||$436 to $532||$501 to $613||$661 to $807||$822 to $1,004||$1,031 to $1,261|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Prairie Du Chien, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||7|
|Total Low Income Apartments||251|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||173|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||38.73%|
|Average Renter Household Size||1.78|
|Average Household Size||2.11|
|Median Household Income||$37,887 ±$3,354|
|Median Rent||$546 ±$55|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||49.15% ± 10.84pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Prairie Du Chien is a city in Crawford County, Wisconsin with a population of 5,809. There are 2,432 households in the city with an average household size of 2.11 persons. 38.73% of households in Prairie Du Chien are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Prairie Du Chien
The median gross income for households in Prairie Du Chien is $37,887 a year, or $3,157 a month. The median rent for the city is $546 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Prairie Du Chien, a household making less than $1,820 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Prairie Du Chien.
Area Median Income In Prairie Du Chien
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 Prairie Du Chien, the AMI is calculated from all households within Crawford County.
In Prairie Du Chien, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,700
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 Prairie Du Chien
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 Prairie Du Chien
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Prairie Du Chien AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Prairie Du Chien AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Prairie Du Chien AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.