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Affordable Housing In Stevens Point
Portage County, Wisconsin

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stevens Point

John Slaby Villa

449 Frederick St N
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Disabled Supportive Housing

Woodside Village Apartments

232 Prentice St N
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

River Cove Apartments

2601 Indiana Ave
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Fireside Apartments

1600 Sherman Ave
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hi Rise Manor - Tax Credit

1300 Briggs Ct
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Madison View Apartments

601 Johns Dr
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Wyndmere Estates

219 Prentice St
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Scattered Sites

521 Bliss Ave
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Feltz, Ken & Jackie

4040 County Road R
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Eron Farms Llc

3681 Custer
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Stevens Point

Housing Authority Programs
Stevens Point Housing Authority Public Housing
Portage County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 459 affordable apartments for rent in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Stevens Point features 361 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 Stevens Point, Wisconsin

There are 96 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stevens Point.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stevens Point, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $704 and $860.

2021 Stevens Point, 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 $566 $617 $782 $1,008 $1,192
Payment Standard Range $509 to $623 $555 to $679 $704 to $860 $907 to $1,109 $1,073 to $1,311

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Stevens Point, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 459
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 361
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $41,312 ±$3,275
Median Rent $655 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.61% ± 4.93pp
Total Population 26,769

Population and Household Demographics

Stevens Point is a city in Portage County, Wisconsin with a population of 26,769. There are 10,295 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 49.72% of households in Stevens Point are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stevens Point

The median gross income for households in Stevens Point is $41,312 a year, or $3,443 a month. The median rent for the city is $655 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stevens Point, a household making less than $2,183 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Stevens Point.

Area Median Income In Stevens Point

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 Stevens Point, the AMI is calculated from all households within Portage County.

In Stevens Point, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,100

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 Stevens Point

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 Stevens Point

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,500 $18,850 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,500 $31,400 $35,350 $39,250 $42,400 $45,550 $48,700 $51,850
80% of Median $44,000 $50,250 $56,550 $62,800 $67,850 $72,850 $77,900 $82,900