. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Sparta, Wisconsin - Affordable Housing Online

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Heritage Haven Sparta

622 S Court St
Sparta, Wisconsin
S. 202
Income Based
Studio-1 BR


Sparta, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Sparta Angelo Apartments

1020 Angelo Rd
Sparta, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Brookside Apartments

307 N Court St
Sparta, Wisconsin
Public Housing

Sunset Place

518 S Thayer Ave
Sparta, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Spartan Lofts

201 E. Franklin
Sparta, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Monroe County H A

1108 W Wisconsin St
Sparta, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Fairview Estates Sparta Arms

106 N L St
Sparta, Wisconsin
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There are 356 low-income apartments in Sparta that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 130 low-income homes in Sparta where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $383 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 1st, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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

Sparta, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Sparta, Wisconsin

Sparta features 130 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 356 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 $827 and $1,011.

2023 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
Sparta, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $614 $740 $919 $1,184 $1,360
Sparta, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $553 to $675 $666 to $814 $827 to $1,011 $1,066 to $1,302 $1,224 to $1,496

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sparta, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 486
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 130
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 $84,900

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sparta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,100 $20,650 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sparta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sparta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,200 $55,050 $61,950 $68,800 $74,350 $79,850 $85,350 $90,850