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Affordable Housing In Walworth County
Wisconsin

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Walworth County

Sedgemeadow Apartments

18 West St
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Whitewater Woods

340 N Newcomb St
Whitewater, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Green Valley Estates

570 Clark Street
Whitewater, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Brassworks Apartments

820 East Wisconsin Street
Delavan, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Market Rate

Elkhorn Commons Apartments

925 Gorman Ave
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Woodview Park

303 Tyrrell Ct
Delavan, Wisconsin
Subsidized

University Gardens

370 N Tratt St
Whitewater, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Lakeland Apartments

1090 Birchwood St
Delavan, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Brookdale Manor

1061 W Blackhawk Dr
Whitewater, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Geneva Hills Apartments

1385 Elkhorn Rd
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Walworth County

Housing Authority Programs
Walworth County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Walworth County, Wisconsin

There are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,655 affordable apartments for rent in Walworth County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Walworth County, Wisconsin

Walworth County features 829 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 Walworth County, Wisconsin

There are 826 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Walworth County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Walworth County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Walworth County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Walworth County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Walworth County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $810 and $990.

2020 Walworth 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 $586 $683 $900 $1,228 $1,384
Payment Standard Range $527 to $645 $615 to $751 $810 to $990 $1,105 to $1,351 $1,246 to $1,522

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Walworth County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 1,655
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 829
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $53,445 ±$1,863
Median Rent $812 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.86% ± 2.92pp
Total Population 103,039

Population and Household Demographics

Walworth County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 103,039. There are 39,648 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 31.86% of households in Walworth County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Walworth County

The median gross income for households in Walworth County is $53,445 a year, or $4,454 a month. The median rent for the county is $812 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Walworth County, a household making less than $2,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Walworth County.

Area Median Income In Walworth 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 Walworth County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,000

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 Walworth 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 Walworth County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,600 $19,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% of Median $44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450

Cities In Walworth County

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City Served By
Bloomfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomfield is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Como The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Como is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Darien The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darien is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Delavan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delavan is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Delavan Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delavan Lake is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
East Troy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Troy is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Elkhorn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elkhorn is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Fontana on Geneva Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fontana on Geneva Lake is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Fontana-on-Geneva Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fontana-on-Geneva Lake is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Geneva The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Geneva is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
La Grange The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Grange is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Lafayette The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lafayette is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Lake Geneva The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Geneva is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Lake Ivanhoe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Ivanhoe is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Lake Lorraine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Lorraine is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Lauderdale Lakes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lauderdale Lakes is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Linn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Linn is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Lyons The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyons is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Mukwonago The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mukwonago is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Pell Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pell Lake is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Potter Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Potter Lake is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Richmond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richmond is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Sharon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharon is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Spring Prairie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Prairie is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Sugar Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sugar Creek is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Troy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Troy is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Turtle Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Turtle Lake is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Walworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walworth is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Whitewater The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitewater is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Williams Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williams Bay is the Walworth County Housing Authority.