Affordable Housing In Racine County
Wisconsin

57 Low Income Apartment Communities In Racine County

Durand Plaza

3003 Durand Ave
Racine, WI
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Lighthouse Point Townhomes

500 Shelbourne Ct
Racine, WI
$1153
3 BR
HCV Welcome

Fox Crossing Apartments

Burlington Bypass
Burlington, WI
HCV Welcome

Chapel Terrace Town Homes

273 Chapel Ter
Burlington, WI
Call For Rent
3 BR
Subsidized

Mount Pleasant Place

5820 Lincoln Village Drive
Mount Pleasant, WI
62+
HCV Welcome

Marian Housing Center

4105 Spring St
Mount Pleasant, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Wanda Frogg Villa

524 Summit Avenue
Burlington, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Willowwood Apartments

4321 Durand Ave
Mount Pleasant, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

The Home Company

1204 Schiller St
Racine, WI
Subsidized

South Willow Apartments

1840 Roosevelt Ave
Racine, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Racine County

Housing Authority Programs
Racine County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Racine County, Wisconsin

There are 57 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,004 affordable apartments for rent in Racine County, Wisconsin. Racine County features 1,578 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,426 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Racine County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Racine County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 57
Total Low Income Apartments 3,004
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,578
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $55,584 ±$1,058
Median Rent $783 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.05% ± 2.5pp
Total Population 194,895

Population and Household Demographics

Racine County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 194,895. There are 75,183 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 30.15% of households in Racine County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Racine County

The median gross income for households in Racine County is $55,584 a year, or $4,632 a month. The median rent for the county is $783 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Racine County, a household making less than $2,610 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Racine County.1

Area Median Income In Racine 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 Racine County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,400

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 Racine 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 Racine County HUD Rental Assistance in Racine County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,000 $17,150 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,000 $28,550 $32,100 $35,650 $38,550 $41,400 $44,250 $47,100
80% of Median $39,950 $45,650 $51,350 $57,050 $61,650 $66,200 $70,750 $75,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Racine County

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

From 1987 to 2011, 27 low income apartment communities containing 886 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Racine 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 Racine County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,000 $28,550 $32,100 $35,650 $38,550 $41,400 $44,250 $47,100
60% of Median $30,000 $34,260 $38,520 $42,780 $46,260 $49,680 $53,100 $56,520

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 Racine County is $38,520 a year, or $3,210 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,210 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $963 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% $625 $669 $803 $928 $1,035 $1,142
60% $750 $803 $963 $1,113 $1,242 $1,370
Fair Market Rents in Racine 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$564 $663 $866 $1,154 $1,209

Cities In Racine County

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City Listings Served By
Racine 40 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Racine is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Burlington 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burlington is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Union Grove 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union Grove is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Sturtevant 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sturtevant is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Waterford 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterford is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Bohners Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bohners Lake is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Browns Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Browns Lake is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Caledonia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caledonia is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Dover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dover is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Eagle Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagle Lake is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Elmwood Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elmwood Park is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Mount Pleasant 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Pleasant is the Racine County Housing Authority.
North Bay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Bay is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Norway 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norway is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Raymond 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raymond is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Rochester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rochester is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Tichigan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tichigan is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Wind Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wind Lake is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Wind Point 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wind Point is the Racine County Housing Authority.
Yorkville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yorkville is the Racine County Housing Authority.