Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Rusk County
Wisconsin

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rusk County

Pine Bend Townhomes

1100 Baker Ave
Ladysmith, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Greenwood Manor

805 E 10th St N
Ladysmith, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Norman Kahl Apartments

516 Lindoo Ave E
Ladysmith, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Heuers Harbour Apartments

3rd Street
Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Hilltop Manor

Walnut Street
Bruce, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Tamarack Terrace Apartments

Main Street
Hawkins, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Lacy Street Apartments

W5590 Lacy Street
Sheldon, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Neil Rasmussen Manor

N5762 Cedar Street
Glen Flora, Wisconsin

Main Creek Villa

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

William Bechtel Villa

1200 W Baker Avenue
Ladysmith, Wisconsin

Housing Authorities that serve Rusk County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rusk County, Wisconsin

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 504 affordable apartments for rent in Rusk County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Rusk County, Wisconsin

Rusk County features 326 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 Rusk County, Wisconsin

There are 158 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rusk County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rusk County, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rusk County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Rusk 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 $484 $542 $714 $948 $1,034
Payment Standard Range $436 to $532 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $853 to $1,043 $931 to $1,137

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rusk County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $53,700

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 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 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 $14,900 $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 Rusk County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

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