Affordable Housing In Sauk County
Wisconsin

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sauk County

Park Place Senior

305 E Main Street
Reedsburg, WI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Howard Wynne Villa

1300 19th Street
Reedsburg, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

The Lutheran Home

717 Jefferson St
Baraboo, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Donahue Terrace

227 1st Ave
Baraboo, WI
Subsidized

Delton Commons Apartments Homes

1197 Bunker Dr
Baraboo, WI
HCV Welcome

Baraboo Court

1119 12th St
Baraboo, WI
HCV Welcome

Park Ridge Apartments

1101 Silver Dr
Baraboo, WI
HCV Welcome

The Villages

850 Plum St
Reedsburg, WI
Subsidized

Elder Locke Manor

1250 19th Street
Reedsburg, WI

Winfield Apartments

1661 19th St
Reedsburg, WI
HCV Welcome

There are 40 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,216 affordable apartments for rent in Sauk County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 498 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Sauk County, HUD housing programs support 145 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 706 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Sauk County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Sauk County

Housing Authority Programs
Baraboo Community Development Authority Public Housing
Sauk City Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sauk County, Wisconsin

Sauk County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 1,216
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 498
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Total Population 62,992
Housing Units 25,331
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $51,055 ±$1,283
Median Rent $731 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.61% ± 4.11pp

Population and Household Demographics

Sauk County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 62,992. There are 25,331 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 30.76% of households in Sauk County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sauk County

The median gross income for households in Sauk County is $51,055 a year, or $4,255 a month. The median rent for the county is $731 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sauk County, a household making less than $2,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Sauk County.1

Area Median Income In Sauk 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 Sauk County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,500

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 Sauk 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 Sauk County HUD Rental Assistance in Sauk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,850 $16,950 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,700 $28,200 $31,750 $35,250 $38,100 $40,900 $43,750 $46,550
80% of Median $39,500 $45,150 $50,800 $56,400 $60,950 $65,450 $69,950 $74,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Sauk County

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

From 1987 to 2012, 16 low income apartment communities containing 360 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sauk 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 Sauk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,700 $28,200 $31,750 $35,250 $38,100 $40,900 $43,750 $46,550
60% of Median $29,640 $33,840 $38,100 $42,300 $45,720 $49,080 $52,500 $55,860

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 Sauk County is $38,100 a year, or $3,175 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,175 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $953 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% $618 $661 $794 $917 $1,023 $1,129
60% $741 $794 $953 $1,100 $1,227 $1,355
Fair Market Rents in Sauk 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
$586 $642 $800 $1,077 $1,081

Cities In Sauk County

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City Listings Served By
Reedsburg 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Reedsburg are the Sauk County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Sauk City 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sauk City are the Sauk City Housing Authority, Sauk County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Baraboo 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Baraboo are the Baraboo Community Development Authority, Sauk County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Bear Creek 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bear Creek are the Sauk County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Rock Springs 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rock Springs are the Sauk County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Prairie Du Sac 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Prairie Du Sac are the Sauk County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Spring Green 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring Green are the Sauk County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Loganville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Loganville are the Sauk County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
La Valle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve La Valle are the Sauk County Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lake Delton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Delton is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Bluffview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bluffview is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Dellona 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dellona is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Delton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delton is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Excelsior 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Excelsior is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Fairfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfield is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Franklin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Freedom 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freedom is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Greenfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Honey Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Honey Creek is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Ironton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ironton is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Lime Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lime Ridge is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Merrimac 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merrimac is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
North Freedom 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Freedom is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Plain 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plain is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Sumpter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sumpter is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Troy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Troy 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.
West Baraboo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Baraboo is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Westfield 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westfield is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Winfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winfield is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Woodland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodland is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.