South Milwaukee, Wisconsin Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 213 income based apartments in South Milwaukee where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 126 affordable apartments in South Milwaukee that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in South Milwaukee. Go to the Wisconsin Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near South Milwaukee.

Marquette Manor

2409 10th Ave
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Income Based
2 BR
62+
Affordable

Grant Park Square

2825 South Chicago Avenue, #100
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Parkcrest

2902 6th Ave
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1514 Manitoba Ave

1514 Manitoba Ave
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Affordable

Civic Arms Restoration

921 Monroe Ave
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Affordable

South Cliff Apartments

9646 W Bradley Rd
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near South Milwaukee

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near South Milwaukee

City Apartments
Milwaukee, WI Affordable Housing programs support 293 apartment communities in Milwaukee.
West Allis, WI Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in West Allis.
Cudahy, WI Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Cudahy.
Brown Deer, WI Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Brown Deer.
Greenfield, WI Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Greenfield.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
South Milwaukee Community Development Authority Public Housing
Milwaukee County Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near South Milwaukee.

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

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 $983 and $1,201.

2023 South Milwaukee, 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
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $766 $909 $1,092 $1,374 $1,499
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $689 to $843 $818 to $1,000 $983 to $1,201 $1,237 to $1,511 $1,349 to $1,649

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

South Milwaukee, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 339
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 213
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $51,173 ±$2,510
Median Rent $753 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.14% ± 5.81pp
Total Population 21,229

Population and Household Demographics

South Milwaukee is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin with a population of 21,229. There are 8,454 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 39.54% of households in South Milwaukee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South Milwaukee

The median gross income for households in South Milwaukee is $51,173 a year, or $4,264 a month. The median rent for the city is $753 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South Milwaukee, a household making less than $2,510 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.14% of households who rent are overburdened in South Milwaukee.

Area Median Income In South Milwaukee

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 South Milwaukee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Milwaukee County.

In South Milwaukee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,100

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 South Milwaukee

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 South Milwaukee

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the South Milwaukee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the South Milwaukee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,050 $37,800 $42,500 $47,200 $51,000 $54,800 $58,550 $62,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the South Milwaukee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700