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Affordable Housing In Rock County

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rock County

First Senior I & II Apartments

1801 E Milwaukee St
Janesville, Wisconsin

Garden Court Grant Village

208 N Main St
Janesville, Wisconsin

Woodside Terrace

2237 Burton St
Beloit, Wisconsin

Olympian Village II

405 Olympian Blvd
Beloit, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Burbank Plaza

1112 W Burbank Ave
Janesville, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Green Forest Run II

1639 Green Forest Run
Janesville, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hamilton Terrace

1326 Hamilton Ave
Janesville, Wisconsin

Parkview Apartments

241 W Grand Ave
Beloit, Wisconsin

South Meadows Apartments

455 S 1st St
Evansville, Wisconsin

Lexington Court Townhomes

2633 N Lexington Dr
Janesville, Wisconsin

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rock County, Wisconsin

There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,031 affordable apartments for rent in Rock County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Rock County, Wisconsin

Rock County features 822 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 Rock County, Wisconsin

There are 1,209 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rock County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rock County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rock County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Rock County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rock County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $748 and $914.

2020 Rock 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 $630 $634 $831 $1,097 $1,126
Payment Standard Range $567 to $693 $571 to $697 $748 to $914 $987 to $1,207 $1,013 to $1,239

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rock County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 2,031
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 822
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $50,324 ±$1,116
Median Rent $744 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.63% ± 2.9pp
Total Population 160,727

Population and Household Demographics

Rock County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 160,727. There are 63,845 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 30.81% of households in Rock County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rock County

The median gross income for households in Rock County is $50,324 a year, or $4,194 a month. The median rent for the county is $744 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rock County, a household making less than $2,480 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Rock County.

Area Median Income In Rock 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 Rock County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,300

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 Rock 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 Rock County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800

Cities In Rock County

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City Served By
Beloit The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beloit is the Beloit Housing Authority.
Evansville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evansville is the Evansville Housing Authority.
Janesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Janesville is the Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services.
La Prairie
Spring Valley