Affordable Housing In Rusk County
Wisconsin

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rusk County

Pine Bend Townhomes

1100 Baker Ave
Ladysmith, WI
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Greenwood Manor

805 E 10th St N
Ladysmith, WI
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Norman Kahl Apartments

516 Lindoo Ave E
Ladysmith, WI
Subsidized

Heuers Harbour Apartments

3rd Street
Weyerhaeuser, WI
Subsidized

Hilltop Manor

Walnut Street
Bruce, WI
Subsidized

Tamarack Terrace Apartments

Main Street
Hawkins, WI
Subsidized

Lacy Street Apartments

W5590 Lacy Street
Sheldon, WI
Subsidized

Neil Rasmussen Manor

N5762 Cedar Street
Glen Flora, WI

Main Creek Villa

C19 Birch Street
Conrath, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

William Bechtel Villa

1200 W Baker Avenue
Ladysmith, WI

There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 504 affordable apartments for rent in Rusk County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 326 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Rusk County, HUD housing programs support 233 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 158 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Rusk County

Housing Authority Programs
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Rusk County

Housing Authority Programs
Bruce Housing Authority Public Housing
Ladysmith Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rusk County, Wisconsin

Rusk County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 504
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 326
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Total Population 14,357
Housing Units 6,239
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $39,194 ±$1,757
Median Rent $646 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.71% ± 6.44pp

Population and Household Demographics

Rusk County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 14,357. There are 6,239 households in the county with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 22.44% of households in Rusk County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rusk County

The median gross income for households in Rusk County is $39,194 a year, or $3,266 a month. The median rent for the county is $646 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rusk County, a household making less than $2,153 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Rusk County.1

Area Median Income In Rusk 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 Rusk County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,000

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 Rusk 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 Rusk County HUD Rental Assistance in Rusk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Rusk County

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

From 1989 to 2001, 2 low income apartment communities containing 58 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Rusk 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 Rusk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
60% of Median $28,740 $32,880 $36,960 $41,040 $44,340 $47,640 $50,940 $54,180

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 Rusk County is $36,960 a year, or $3,080 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,080 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $924 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% $599 $642 $770 $889 $993 $1,095
60% $719 $770 $924 $1,067 $1,191 $1,314
Fair Market Rents in Rusk 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
$478 $529 $700 $908 $968

Cities In Rusk County

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City Listings Served By
Ladysmith 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ladysmith are the Ladysmith Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Bruce 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bruce are the Bruce Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Conrath 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conrath is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Glen Flora 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen Flora is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Atlanta 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atlanta is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Big Bend 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Bend is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Big Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Falls is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Cedar Rapids 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Rapids is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Dewey 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dewey is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Flambeau 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Flambeau is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Grant 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grant is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Grow 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grow is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Hawkins 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hawkins is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Hubbard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hubbard is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Ingram 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ingram is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lawrence 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawrence is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Marshall 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marshall is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Murry 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Murry is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Richland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richland is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Rusk 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rusk is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Sheldon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheldon is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
South Fork 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Fork is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Strickland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Strickland is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Stubbs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stubbs is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Thornapple 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thornapple is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Tony 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tony is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
True 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves True is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Washington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Weyerhaeuser 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weyerhaeuser is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Wilkinson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilkinson is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Willard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willard is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Wilson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilson is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.