Affordable Housing In Sawyer County
Wisconsin

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sawyer County

Winterhaven Apartments

5038 N Ellen St
Winter, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Sawyer County Housing

15918 W 5th St
Hayward, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Northern Lights Apartments

15865 W Guard St
Hayward, Wisconsin

Franmar

10573 Kansas Ave
Hayward, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Project 8 Drytown

9408 N Drytown Ave
Hayward, Wisconsin

Lac Courte Orellies Homes II

9012 N Akikaandag Ln
Hayward, Wisconsin

M99 Rhd89205.05 Ind

10828 Beal Ave
Hayward, Wisconsin

Northern Lights

15865 Guard St
Hayward, Wisconsin
Subsidized

M0182206.131.62 Indianhead

Indianhead Community Action Agency
Hayward, Wisconsin

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

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 325 affordable apartments for rent in Sawyer County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Sawyer County features 171 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 Sawyer County, Wisconsin

There are 154 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sawyer County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sawyer County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sawyer County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sawyer County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sawyer County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $690 and $844.

2021 Sawyer 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
Sawyer County, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $523 $582 $767 $954 $1,040
Sawyer County, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $471 to $575 $524 to $640 $690 to $844 $859 to $1,049 $936 to $1,144

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sawyer County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 325
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 171
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $41,665 ±$1,464
Median Rent $648 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.51% ± 6.09pp
Total Population 16,483

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.

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 $58,000

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Sawyer County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sawyer County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,100 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sawyer County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sawyer County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850

Cities In Sawyer County

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