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Affordable Housing In Sandy Hook
Grant County, Wisconsin

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sandy Hook, Wisconsin

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Sandy Hook, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Sandy Hook, Wisconsin

Sandy Hook features 0 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 Sandy Hook, Wisconsin

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sandy Hook.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sandy Hook, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sandy Hook landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Sandy Hook.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sandy Hook, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $644 and $787.

2020 Sandy Hook, 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 $562 $566 $715 $939 $1,255
Payment Standard Range $506 to $618 $509 to $623 $644 to $787 $845 to $1,033 $1,130 to $1,381

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sandy Hook, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.52%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $60,764 ±$13,706
Median Rent $582 ±$109
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.43% ± 38.98pp
Total Population 465

Population and Household Demographics

Sandy Hook is a city in Grant County, Wisconsin with a population of 465. There are 189 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 18.52% of households in Sandy Hook are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sandy Hook

The median gross income for households in Sandy Hook is $60,764 a year, or $5,064 a month. The median rent for the city is $582 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sandy Hook, a household making less than $1,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Sandy Hook.

Area Median Income In Sandy Hook

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 Sandy Hook, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grant County.

In Sandy Hook, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,500

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 Sandy Hook

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 Sandy Hook

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