Affordable Housing In Vilas County
Wisconsin

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Vilas County

Northwoods Village

2383 State Highway 17
Phelps, WI
Subsidized

James Poehlman Villa

444 N Main Street
Eagle River, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Eagle Pines Apartments

202 E Pine St
Eagle River, WI
Subsidized

Tomahawk Circle

397 Tomahawk Cir
Lac Du Flambeau, WI
Subsidized

Little Pines I

Maang
Lac Du Flambeau, WI
HCV Welcome

Little Pines II East Pokegama

2744-2788 Waz Hask Trail
Lac Du Flambeau, WI
HCV Welcome

Three Fires Subdivision

Three Fires Subdivision
Lac Du Flambeau, WI
HCV Welcome

Wi Street Duplex

615 Wisconsin St
Eagle River, WI

Sunrise Apartments

445 Sunrise Ln
St Germain, WI

Little Pines I

2772 Wazhashk Trail
Lac Du Flambeau, WI
Subsidized

There are 14 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 384 affordable apartments for rent in Vilas County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 180 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Vilas County, HUD housing programs support 54 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 204 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Vilas County, Wisconsin

Vilas County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 384
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 180
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.2%
Average Renter Household Size 1.89
Total Population 21,355
Housing Units 10,646
Average Household Size 1.99
Median Household Income $41,061 ±$1,677
Median Rent $673 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.38% ± 4.53pp

Population and Household Demographics

Vilas County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 21,355. There are 10,646 households in the county with an average household size of 1.99 persons. 24.2% of households in Vilas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Vilas County

The median gross income for households in Vilas County is $41,061 a year, or $3,422 a month. The median rent for the county is $673 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Vilas County, a household making less than $2,243 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 Vilas County.1

Area Median Income In Vilas 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 Vilas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,700

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 Vilas 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 Vilas County HUD Rental Assistance in Vilas 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 Vilas County

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

From 1998 to 2009, 5 low income apartment communities containing 95 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Vilas 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 Vilas 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 Vilas 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 Vilas 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$508 $529 $700 $902 $946

Cities In Vilas County

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City Listings Served By
Eagle River 3
Phelps 1
Lac Du Flambeau 8
Boulder Junction 1
St Germain 1
Arbor Vitae 0
Cloverland 0
Conover 0
Land O'Lakes 0
Lincoln 0
Manitowish Waters 0
Plum Lake 0
Presque Isle 0
St. Germain 0
Sayner 0
Washington 0
Winchester 0