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Affordable Housing In Tomahawk
Lincoln County, Wisconsin

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tomahawk

Longfellow and Whittier Apartments

11 W Merrill Ave
Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Alice Henke Villa

215 W Mohawk Drive
Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Somo Court Apartments

15 Marinette St
Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Woodridge Apartments

44 E Birchwood Ave
Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Timm St Properties

1007 Timm St
Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Tomahawk

Housing Authority Programs
Lincoln County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tomahawk, Wisconsin

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 141 affordable apartments for rent in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Tomahawk features 117 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 Tomahawk, Wisconsin

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tomahawk.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tomahawk, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tomahawk, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Tomahawk, 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 $548 $552 $714 $985 $1,172
Payment Standard Range $493 to $603 $497 to $607 $643 to $785 $887 to $1,084 $1,055 to $1,289

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tomahawk, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 141
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 117
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.69%
Average Renter Household Size 1.71
Average Household Size 2.02
Median Household Income $38,462 ±$5,753
Median Rent $557 ±$76
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.89% ± 10.66pp
Total Population 3,309

Population and Household Demographics

Tomahawk is a city in Lincoln County, Wisconsin with a population of 3,309. There are 1,572 households in the city with an average household size of 2.02 persons. 39.69% of households in Tomahawk are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tomahawk

The median gross income for households in Tomahawk is $38,462 a year, or $3,205 a month. The median rent for the city is $557 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tomahawk, a household making less than $1,857 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Tomahawk.

Area Median Income In Tomahawk

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 Tomahawk, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lincoln County.

In Tomahawk, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,700

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 Tomahawk

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 Tomahawk

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,050 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,100 $28,700 $32,300 $35,850 $38,750 $41,600 $44,500 $47,350
80% of Median $40,150 $45,900 $51,650 $57,350 $61,950 $66,550 $71,150 $75,750