Affordable Housing In Sturgeon Bay
Door County, Wisconsin

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sturgeon Bay

Bay Hill Apartments

613 N 12th Ave Apt 101
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Orchard Valley

1252 N 12th Pl
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sunset View

709 N 7th Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI

Williamstown Bay - Sturgeon Bay

133 N 15th Dr
Sturgeon Bay, WI
HCV Welcome

Bayview Apartments

910 S Elgin Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI
HCV Welcome

Bayview Terrace Apartments

537 S Neenah Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI
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Housing Authorities that serve Sturgeon Bay

Housing Authority Programs
Door County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 400 affordable apartments for rent in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Sturgeon Bay features 360 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 40 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sturgeon Bay.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sturgeon Bay, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 400
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 360
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.23%
Average Renter Household Size 1.65
Average Household Size 2.01
Median Household Income $46,906 ±$4,145
Median Rent $658 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.38% ± 9.39pp
Total Population 9,043

Population and Household Demographics

Sturgeon Bay is a City in Door County, Wisconsin with a population of 9,043. There are 4,397 households in the city with an average household size of 2.01 persons. 35.23% of households in Sturgeon Bay are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sturgeon Bay

The median gross income for households in Sturgeon Bay is $46,906 a year, or $3,909 a month. The median rent for the city is $658 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sturgeon Bay, a household making less than $2,193 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Sturgeon Bay.1

Area Median Income In Sturgeon Bay

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 Sturgeon Bay, the AMI is calculated from all households within Door County.

In Sturgeon Bay, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,600

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 Sturgeon Bay

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 Sturgeon Bay HUD Rental Assistance in Sturgeon Bay

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,050 $17,200 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
80% of Median $40,150 $45,850 $51,600 $57,300 $61,900 $66,500 $71,100 $75,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Sturgeon Bay

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

From 1993 to 2003, 3 low income apartment communities containing 108 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sturgeon Bay 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 Sturgeon Bay

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
60% of Median $30,120 $34,380 $38,700 $42,960 $46,440 $49,860 $53,280 $56,760

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 Sturgeon Bay is $38,700 a year, or $3,225 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,225 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $968 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% $628 $672 $806 $931 $1,039 $1,146
60% $753 $806 $968 $1,118 $1,247 $1,376
Fair Market Rents in Sturgeon Bay

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
$551 $670 $813 $1,044 $1,152