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Affordable Housing In Stoughton
Dane County, Wisconsin

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stoughton

Cascade Falls

1233 Jackson St
Stoughton, Wisconsin
3 BR

Greenspire II

924 Jackson St
Stoughton, Wisconsin

Greenspire I

924 Jackson St
Stoughton, Wisconsin

Lincoln Group Home

1539 Lincoln Ave
Stoughton, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Stoughton Senior Housing Lp II

321 Dvorak Ct
Stoughton, Wisconsin

Elven Sted

631 8th St
Stoughton, Wisconsin

Rosewood Apartments

300 Silverado Dr
Stoughton, Wisconsin

Carrington II

1221 E Main St
Stoughton, Wisconsin

Dane County Housing

1601 Vernon St
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Stoughton

Housing Authority Programs
Dane County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stoughton, Wisconsin

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 374 affordable apartments for rent in Stoughton, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Stoughton, Wisconsin

Stoughton features 122 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 Stoughton, Wisconsin

There are 252 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stoughton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Stoughton, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Stoughton landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Stoughton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stoughton, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,090 and $1,332.

2021 Stoughton, 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
Stoughton, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $889 $1,039 $1,211 $1,641 $1,965
Stoughton, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $800 to $978 $935 to $1,143 $1,090 to $1,332 $1,477 to $1,805 $1,769 to $2,162

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Stoughton, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 374
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 122
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $59,657 ±$5,074
Median Rent $881 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.59% ± 10.92pp
Total Population 12,976

Population and Household Demographics

Stoughton is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin with a population of 12,976. There are 5,241 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 34.23% of households in Stoughton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stoughton

The median gross income for households in Stoughton is $59,657 a year, or $4,971 a month. The median rent for the city is $881 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stoughton, a household making less than $2,937 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Stoughton.

Area Median Income In Stoughton

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 Stoughton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dane County.

In Stoughton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,100

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 Stoughton

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 Stoughton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Stoughton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $30,950 $33,450 $35,950 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Stoughton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,100 $41,250 $46,400 $51,550 $55,700 $59,800 $63,950 $68,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Stoughton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500