Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in South Milwaukee, WI

Discover affordable housing in South Milwaukee where there are 6+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Marquette Manor

2409 10th Ave, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53172

Grant Park Square

2825 South Chicago Avenue, #100, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53172


2902 6th Ave, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53172

South Cliff Apartments

9646 W Bradley Rd, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin 0

Civic Arms Restoration

921 Monroe Ave, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53172

1514 Manitoba Ave

1514 Manitoba Ave, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53172

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$14.91 (+206%) more than Wisconsin minimum wage and $14.91 (+206%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve South Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Public Housing programs for South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near South Milwaukee.

How many renters live in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

The City of South Milwaukee has 20,678 people living in 8,543 households.

There are 6,431 renters living in 2,981 renter households in this City. Renters make up 31.1 percent of the population living in South Milwaukee.

What is the rental market like in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

There are an estimated 9,062 housing units in the South Milwaukee area. Of these, 3,059 units are rental homes, making up 34 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in South Milwaukee?

The rental vacancy rate in South Milwaukee is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in South Milwaukee for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in South Milwaukee
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
145 931 1,255 548 63
Occupied Rental Units by Size in South Milwaukee

A large number of apartments in South Milwaukee have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in South Milwaukee are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 42 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 26 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in South Milwaukee

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $845 to $1,592. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $845
One BR $979
Two BR $1,170
Three BR $1,460
Four BR $1,592
2024 Fair Market Rents in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in South Milwaukee?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 117 81 percent
One BR 600 64 percent
Two BR 799 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

How many affordable rental units are in South Milwaukee?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 103
Public Housing 60
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 153
Tracked Units by Federal Program in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

South Milwaukee features 213 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 South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

There are 126 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in South Milwaukee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay South Milwaukee landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in South Milwaukee.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,053 and $1,287.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.