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Affordable Housing In Vernon County

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Vernon County

Halvorsen Apartments

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

Valley Apartments

350 Elm Dr
Stoddard, Wisconsin

Hills Manor Apartments

118 Madison St
Hillsboro, Wisconsin

Bad Axe Apartments

115 E Church St
Viroqua, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Broadway Court II

505 Chicago Ave
Viroqua, Wisconsin

Scattered Sites

503 S Main St
Westby, Wisconsin

200 Park View Ct

200 Park View Ct
Viroqua, Wisconsin

Scenic View Apartments

109 Milwaukee St
Westby, Wisconsin

Coulee View Apartments

98 Hiawatha St
Coon Valley, Wisconsin

Hillcrest Manor Apartments

406 Park St
Ontario, Wisconsin

Guide To Affordable Housing in Vernon County, Wisconsin

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 586 affordable apartments for rent in Vernon County, Wisconsin.

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 $664 and $812.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $497 $560 $738 $920 $1,068
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $504 to $616 $664 to $812 $828 to $1,012 $961 to $1,175

Sourced from federal housing data and 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 $63,600

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800

Cities In Vernon County

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City Served By
Coon Valley
La Farge
Viroqua The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Viroqua is the Viroqua Housing Authority.
Westby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westby is the Westby Housing Authority.