Halvorsen Apartments

211 Milwaukee Ave
Westby, Wisconsin
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Harvestview Apartments

606 E Begley St
Greenwood, Wisconsin
Income Based
1-2 BR

Bad Axe Apartments

115 E Church St
Viroqua, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Broadway Court I & II

505 Chicago Ave
Viroqua, Wisconsin
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Terra View Partnership

305 Chase St
Viroqua, Wisconsin
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There are 80 low-income apartments in Vernon County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 506 low-income homes in Vernon County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $305 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 5th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Vernon County, Wisconsin

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Allegiant Property Management Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Vernon County.

Vernon County, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Vernon County, Wisconsin

Vernon County features 506 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 Vernon County, Wisconsin

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Vernon County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Vernon County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Vernon County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Vernon County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Vernon County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Vernon County, 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
Vernon County, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $607 $633 $826 $1,096 $1,264
Vernon County, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $546 to $668 $570 to $696 $743 to $909 $986 to $1,206 $1,138 to $1,390

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Vernon County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 586
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 506
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $47,675 ±$1,928
Median Rent $621 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.18% ± 5.79pp
Total Population 30,279

Population and Household Demographics

Vernon County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 30,279. There are 11,758 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 20.89% of households in Vernon County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Vernon County

The median gross income for households in Vernon County is $47,675 a year, or $3,973 a month. The median rent for the county is $621 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Vernon County, a household making less than $2,070 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Vernon County.

Area Median Income In Vernon County

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.

In Vernon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,700

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 Vernon County

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 Vernon County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Vernon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,850 $20,400 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Vernon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Vernon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,600 $54,400 $61,200 $68,000 $73,450 $78,900 $84,350 $89,800