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Affordable Housing In Shawano
Shawano County, Wisconsin

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shawano

Historic Lincoln School Apartments

237 S Sawyer St
Shawano, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Shawano Square Apartments

802 E. Richmond St
Shawano, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Forest Towers Shawano

401 5th St
Shawano, Wisconsin

Parkside Apartments

725 S Main St
Shawano, Wisconsin

The Glenderry

1475 E Elizabeth St
Shawano, Wisconsin

Aspen Court Apartments

100 Aspen Ct
Shawano, Wisconsin

Gsa Park Street Apartments

801 S Park St
Shawano, Wisconsin

M01 81408.200.69 Glenderry Apartments

1525 E Elizabeth St
Shawano, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Shawano

Housing Authority Programs
Shawano City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Shawano County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Shawano, Wisconsin

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 305 affordable apartments for rent in Shawano, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Shawano, Wisconsin

Shawano features 242 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 Shawano, Wisconsin

There are 63 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shawano.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shawano, Wisconsin

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

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

2020 Shawano, 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 $542 $545 $714 $936 $1,031
Payment Standard Range $488 to $596 $491 to $600 $643 to $785 $842 to $1,030 $928 to $1,134

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Shawano, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 305
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 242
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.48%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $40,847 ±$3,008
Median Rent $618 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.92% ± 7.42pp
Total Population 9,181

Population and Household Demographics

Shawano is a city in Shawano County, Wisconsin with a population of 9,181. There are 4,000 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 45.48% of households in Shawano are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shawano

The median gross income for households in Shawano is $40,847 a year, or $3,404 a month. The median rent for the city is $618 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shawano, a household making less than $2,060 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Shawano.

Area Median Income In Shawano

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 Shawano, the AMI is calculated from all households within Shawano County.

In Shawano, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,400

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 Shawano

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 Shawano

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