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Affordable Housing In Vilas County

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Vilas County

Northwoods Village

2383 State Highway 17
Phelps, Wisconsin

Eagle Pines Apartments

202 E Pine St
Eagle River, Wisconsin

James Poehlman Villa

444 N Main Street
Eagle River, Wisconsin
Disabled Supportive Housing

Tomahawk Circle

397 Tomahawk Cir
Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin

Little Pines I

Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin

Little Pines II East Pokegama

2744-2788 Waz Hask Trail
Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin

Three Fires Subdivision

Three Fires Subdivision
Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin

Wi Street Duplex

615 Wisconsin St
Eagle River, Wisconsin

Sunrise Apartments

445 Sunrise Ln
St Germain, Wisconsin

Little Pines I

2772 Wazhashk Trail
Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin

Guide To Affordable Housing in Vilas County, Wisconsin

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 384 affordable apartments for rent in Vilas County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Vilas County, Wisconsin

Vilas County features 180 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 Vilas County, Wisconsin

There are 204 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Vilas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Vilas County, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Vilas County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $669 and $817.

2020 Vilas 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 $560 $564 $743 $953 $1,007
Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $508 to $620 $669 to $817 $858 to $1,048 $906 to $1,108

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Vilas County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $57,500

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 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 $14,900 $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 Vilas County

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City Served By
Arbor Vitae
Boulder Junction
Eagle River
Lac Du Flambeau
Land O'Lakes
Manitowish Waters
Plum Lake
Presque Isle
St Germain
St. Germain