Affordable Housing In St Croix County

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In St Croix County

Boardman Meadows

460 W 8th St
New Richmond, WI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Tribute Commons

Sec of Heirloom And Ivy Green
Hudson, WI
Disabled Supportive Housing

Countryside Apartments

509 Germain St
Somerset, WI

Heritage Cottages

80 Heritage Blvd
Hudson, WI
HCV Welcome

Baldwin Villas

420 Cedar St
Baldwin, WI
HCV Welcome

Sunshine Court

370 Odanah Ave
New Richmond, WI

Brookstone Townhomes

1900 Brookstone Cir
Hudson, WI
HCV Welcome

Havenwood Rcac

614 E Oak St
Glenwood City, WI
HCV Welcome

Croix View Apartments

1015 2nd St
Hudson, WI

M01 82208.200.01 Wheda 3056

901 Dominion Dr
Hudson, WI
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in St Croix County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of New Richmond Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Hudson Housing Authority Public Housing
Woodville Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in St Croix County, Wisconsin

According to federal housing data and research, there are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,035 affordable apartments for rent in St Croix County, Wisconsin. St Croix County features 398 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 637 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St Croix County.

St Croix County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,035
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 398
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $70,886 ±$2,211
Median Rent $883 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.91% ± 4.17pp
Total Population 86,118

Population and Household Demographics

St Croix County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 86,118. There are 32,459 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 22.95% of households in St Croix County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St Croix County

The median gross income for households in St Croix County is $70,886 a year, or $5,907 a month. The median rent for the county is $883 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In St Croix County, a household making less than $2,943 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.91% of households who rent are overburdened in St Croix County.1

Area Median Income In St Croix County

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.

In St Croix County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,000

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 St Croix County

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 St Croix County HUD Rental Assistance in St Croix County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $34,800 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in St Croix County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2011, 18 low income apartment communities containing 532 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in St Croix County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in St Croix County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
60% of Median $42,000 $48,000 $54,000 $60,000 $64,800 $69,600 $74,400 $79,200

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in St Croix County is $54,000 a year, or $4,500 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,500 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,350 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $875 $938 $1,125 $1,300 $1,450 $1,600
60% $1,050 $1,125 $1,350 $1,560 $1,740 $1,920
Fair Market Rents in St Croix County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$820 $971 $1,214 $1,722 $2,025

Cities In St Croix County

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City Listings Served By
Hudson 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hudson is the Hudson Housing Authority.
New Richmond 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Richmond is the Housing Authority of the City of New Richmond.
Baldwin 5
Somerset 2
Glenwood City 2
Deer Park 1