Affordable Housing In Tennyson
Grant County, Wisconsin

Housing Authorities that serve Tennyson

Housing Authority Programs
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tennyson, Wisconsin

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Tennyson, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Tennyson, Wisconsin

Tennyson features 0 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 Tennyson, Wisconsin

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tennyson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tennyson, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tennyson landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Tennyson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tennyson, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Tennyson, 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
Tennyson, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $573 $577 $734 $951 $1,271
Tennyson, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $516 to $630 $519 to $635 $661 to $807 $856 to $1,046 $1,144 to $1,398

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tennyson, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.47%
Average Renter Household Size 1.59
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $51,458 ±$5,717
Median Rent $543 ±$168
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.38% ± 44.72pp
Total Population 347

Population and Household Demographics

Tennyson is a city in Grant County, Wisconsin with a population of 347. There are 157 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 18.47% of households in Tennyson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tennyson

The median gross income for households in Tennyson is $51,458 a year, or $4,288 a month. The median rent for the city is $543 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tennyson, a household making less than $1,810 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Tennyson.

Area Median Income In Tennyson

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 Tennyson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grant County.

In Tennyson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,400

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 Tennyson

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 Tennyson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tennyson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,100 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tennyson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tennyson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850