Affordable Housing In Rice Lake
Barron County, Wisconsin

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rice Lake

BCH Pine Park Apartments

800 West Allen Street
Rice Lake, Wisconsin

High Crest Ridge

710 S Wisconsin Ave
Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Rice Lake, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Housing Authority Programs
Rice Lake Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Barron County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rice Lake, Wisconsin

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 426 affordable apartments for rent in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Rice Lake features 237 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 Rice Lake, Wisconsin

There are 165 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rice Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rice Lake, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rice Lake landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Rice Lake.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rice Lake, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $795 and $971.

2023 Rice Lake, 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
Rice Lake, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $613 $671 $883 $1,109 $1,259
Rice Lake, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $552 to $674 $604 to $738 $795 to $971 $998 to $1,220 $1,133 to $1,385

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rice Lake, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 426
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 237
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.6%
Average Renter Household Size 1.76
Average Household Size 2.07
Median Household Income $36,147 ±$1,935
Median Rent $581 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.64% ± 9.34pp
Total Population 8,355

Population and Household Demographics

Rice Lake is a city in Barron County, Wisconsin with a population of 8,355. There are 3,936 households in the city with an average household size of 2.07 persons. 46.6% of households in Rice Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rice Lake

The median gross income for households in Rice Lake is $36,147 a year, or $3,012 a month. The median rent for the city is $581 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rice Lake, a household making less than $1,937 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Rice Lake.

Area Median Income In Rice Lake

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 Rice Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Barron County.

In Rice Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,000

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 Rice Lake

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 Rice Lake

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rice Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,900 $19,300 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rice Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,150 $32,150 $36,150 $40,150 $43,400 $46,600 $49,800 $53,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rice Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,000 $51,400 $57,850 $64,250 $69,400 $74,550 $79,700 $84,850