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Affordable Housing In Sparta
Monroe County, Wisconsin

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sparta

Heritage Haven Sparta

622 S Court St
Sparta, Wisconsin
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing


Sparta, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Fairview Estates Sparta Arms

106 N L St
Sparta, Wisconsin

Brookside Apartments

307 N Court St
Sparta, Wisconsin

Monroe County H A

1108 W Wisconsin St
Sparta, Wisconsin

Sunset Place

518 S Thayer Ave
Sparta, Wisconsin

Sparta - Angelo Apartments

1020 Angelo Rd
Sparta, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Sparta

Housing Authority Programs
Sparta Housing Authority Public Housing
Monroe County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sparta, Wisconsin

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 448 affordable apartments for rent in Sparta, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Sparta, Wisconsin

Sparta features 132 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 316 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 $760 and $928.

2020 Sparta, 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 $550 $641 $844 $1,055 $1,313
Payment Standard Range $495 to $605 $577 to $705 $760 to $928 $950 to $1,161 $1,182 to $1,444

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sparta, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 448
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 132
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $45,234 ±$6,405
Median Rent $761 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.37% ± 8.8pp
Total Population 9,638

Population and Household Demographics

Sparta is a city in Monroe County, Wisconsin with a population of 9,638. There are 4,196 households in the city with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 45.09% of households in Sparta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sparta

The median gross income for households in Sparta is $45,234 a year, or $3,770 a month. The median rent for the city is $761 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sparta, a household making less than $2,537 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Sparta.

Area Median Income In Sparta

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 Sparta, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monroe County.

In Sparta, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,100

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 Sparta

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 Sparta

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,350 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,250 $28,850 $32,450 $36,050 $38,950 $41,850 $44,750 $47,600
80% of Median $40,400 $46,200 $51,950 $57,700 $62,350 $66,950 $71,550 $76,200