Affordable Housing In Vernon County

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Vernon County

Halvorsen Apartments

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

Valley Apartments

350 Elm Dr
Stoddard, WI

Hills Manor Apartments

118 Madison St
Hillsboro, WI

Bad Axe Apartments

115 E Church St
Viroqua, WI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Broadway Court II

505 Chicago Ave
Viroqua, WI

Scattered Sites

503 S Main St
Westby, WI

200 Park View Ct

200 Park View Ct
Viroqua, WI

Scenic View Apartments

109 Milwaukee St
Westby, WI

Coulee View Apartments

98 Hiawatha St
Coon Valley, WI

Hillcrest Manor Apartments

406 Park St
Ontario, WI

Other Housing Authorities located in Vernon County

Housing Authority Programs
Westby Housing Authority Public Housing
Viroqua Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Vernon County, Wisconsin

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 554 affordable apartments for rent in Vernon County, Wisconsin. Vernon County features 474 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 80 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Vernon County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Vernon County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 554
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 474
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.1

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 $62,600

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 Vernon County 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 $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Vernon County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 1997, 2 low income apartment communities containing 40 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Vernon County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Vernon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
60% of Median $28,740 $32,880 $36,960 $41,040 $44,340 $47,640 $50,940 $54,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Vernon County is $36,960 a year, or $3,080 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,080 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $924 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $599 $642 $770 $889 $993 $1,095
60% $719 $770 $924 $1,067 $1,191 $1,314
Fair Market Rents in Vernon County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$497 $560 $738 $920 $1,068

Cities In Vernon County

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City Listings Served By
Hillsboro 3
Viroqua 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Viroqua is the Viroqua Housing Authority.
Coon Valley 1
Ontario 1
Westby 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westby is the Westby Housing Authority.
Webster 0
Chaseburg 1
La Farge 0
Readstown 0
Bergen 0
Christiana 0
Clinton 0
Coon 0
Forest 0
Franklin 0
Genoa 0
Greenwood 1
Hamburg 0
Harmony 0
Jefferson 0
Kickapoo 0
Liberty 0
Stark 0
Sterling 0
Stoddard 1
Union 0
Wheatland 0
Whitestown 0