Affordable Housing In Sawyer County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sawyer County

Winterhaven Apartments

5038 N Ellen St
Winter, WI

Sawyer County Housing

15918 W 5th St
Hayward, WI


10573 Kansas Ave
Hayward, WI

Project 8 Drytown

9408 N Drytown Ave
Hayward, WI
HCV Welcome

Lac Courte Orellies Homes II

9012 N Akikaandag Ln
Hayward, WI
HCV Welcome

M99 Rhd89205.05 Ind

10828 Beal Ave
Hayward, WI
HCV Welcome

Northern Lights

15865 Guard St
Hayward, WI

Nyman Avenue Affordable Housing Townhomes

117 Guard St
Hayward, WI
HCV Welcome

Northern Lights Apartments

116 Guard St
Hayward, WI
HCV Welcome

M0182206.131.62 Indianhead

Indianhead Community Action Agency
Hayward, WI
HCV Welcome
  • «
  • 1
  • »

There are 10 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 221 affordable apartments for rent in Sawyer County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 115 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Sawyer County, HUD housing programs support 91 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 106 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Sawyer County

Housing Authority Programs
Sawyer County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Sawyer County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 221
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 115
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Total Population 16,483
Housing Units 7,359
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $41,665 ±$1,464
Median Rent $648 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.51% ± 6.09pp

Population and Household Demographics

Sawyer County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 16,483. There are 7,359 households in the county with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 24.98% of households in Sawyer County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sawyer County

The median gross income for households in Sawyer County is $41,665 a year, or $3,472 a month. The median rent for the county is $648 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sawyer County, a household making less than $2,160 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Sawyer County.1

Area Median Income In Sawyer 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 Sawyer County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,000

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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer County HUD Rental Assistance in Sawyer 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 Sawyer County

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

From 1992 to 2011, 4 low income apartment communities containing 54 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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
$509 $599 $792 $992 $1,071

Cities In Sawyer County

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

City Listings Served By
Winter 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winter is the Sawyer County Housing Authority.
Hayward 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hayward is the Sawyer County Housing Authority.
Exeland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Exeland is the Sawyer County Housing Authority.
Bass Lake 0
Chief Lake 0
Couderay 0
Draper 0
Edgewater 0
Hunter 0
Lenroot 0
Little Round Lake 0
Meadowbrook 0
Meteor 0
New Post 0
Ojibwa 0
Radisson 0
Reserve 0
Round Lake 0
Sand Lake 0
Spider Lake 0
Stone Lake 0
Weirgor 0