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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, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Orchard Valley

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

Sunset View

709 N 7th Ave
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Williamstown Bay - Sturgeon Bay

133 N 15th Dr
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Bayview Apartments

910 S Elgin Ave
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Bayview Terrace Apartments

537 S Neenah Ave
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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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.

Income Based Apartments in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Sturgeon Bay features 360 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 Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sturgeon Bay.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $732 and $894.

2020 Sturgeon Bay, 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 $551 $670 $813 $1,044 $1,152
Payment Standard Range $496 to $606 $603 to $737 $732 to $894 $940 to $1,148 $1,037 to $1,267

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.

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 $74,500

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 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 $15,650 $17,900 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,100 $29,800 $33,550 $37,250 $40,250 $43,250 $46,200 $49,200
80% of Median $41,750 $47,700 $53,650 $59,600 $64,400 $69,150 $73,950 $78,700