Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Sparta, WI

Discover affordable housing in Sparta where there are 8+ 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.

Heritage Haven Sparta

622 S Court St, Sparta, Wisconsin 54656

bed Studio-1

Sunset Place

518 S Thayer Ave, Sparta, Wisconsin 0

Sparta Angelo Apartments

1020 Angelo Rd, Sparta, Wisconsin 54656

Brookside Apartments

307 N Court St, Sparta, Wisconsin 54656

BAYSHORE TOWNHOMES

623 E MAIN ST, Sparta, Wisconsin 54656

bed 2-3
payment $730-1025/mo.

Spartan Lofts

201 E. Franklin, Sparta, Wisconsin 54656

bed 2-3

Monroe County H A

1108 W Wisconsin St, Sparta, Wisconsin 54656

Fairview Estates Sparta Arms

106 N L St, Sparta, Wisconsin 54656

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Sparta, Wisconsin

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Sparta, Wisconsin
$18.90/hour
$11.65 (+161%) more than Wisconsin minimum wage and $11.65 (+161%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Sparta, 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 Sparta, Wisconsin.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Sparta, Wisconsin.

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

How many renters live in Sparta, Wisconsin?

The City of Sparta has 9,943 people living in 4,214 households.

There are 3,343 renters living in 1,609 renter households in this City. Renters make up 33.62 percent of the population living in Sparta.

What is the rental market like in Sparta, Wisconsin?

There are an estimated 4,446 housing units in the Sparta area. Of these, 1,687 units are rental homes, making up 38 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Sparta, Wisconsin, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Sparta?

The rental vacancy rate in Sparta is 5 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 Sparta for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sparta
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
110 187 818 392 80
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sparta

A large number of apartments in Sparta 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 Sparta are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 35 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 13 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 Sparta

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $676 to $1,427. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $676
One BR $811
Two BR $998
Three BR $1,297
Four BR $1,427
2024 Fair Market Rents in Sparta, Wisconsin

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

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 63 57 percent
One BR 77 41 percent
Two BR 626 77 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Sparta, Wisconsin

How many affordable rental units are in Sparta?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 8
Public Housing 56
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 106
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 116
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Sparta, Wisconsin

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

Income Based Apartments in Sparta, Wisconsin

Sparta features 230 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 Sparta, Wisconsin

There are 72 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sparta.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sparta, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sparta, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $898 and $1,098.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.