Affordable Housing In Walworth County
Wisconsin

38 Low Income Apartment Communities In Walworth County

Sedgemeadow Apartments

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

Whitewater Woods

340 N Newcomb St
Whitewater, WI
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Green Valley Estates

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

Elkhorn Commons Apartments

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

Woodview Park

303 Tyrrell Ct
Delavan, WI
Subsidized

University Gardens

370 N Tratt St
Whitewater, WI
Subsidized

Lakeland Apartments

1090 Birchwood St
Delavan, WI
Subsidized

Brookdale Manor

1061 W Blackhawk Dr
Whitewater, WI
Subsidized

Geneva Hills Apartments

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

Walworth Apartments

250 Havenwood Dr
Lake Geneva, WI
Subsidized

There are 38 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,522 affordable apartments for rent in Walworth County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 769 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Walworth County, HUD housing programs support 610 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 753 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Walworth County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 38
Total Low Income Apartments 1,522
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 769
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Total Population 103,039
Housing Units 39,648
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $53,445 ±$1,863
Median Rent $812 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.86% ± 2.92pp

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.1

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 $78,300

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 Walworth County 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 $16,450 $18,800 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
80% of Median $43,900 $50,150 $56,400 $62,650 $67,700 $72,700 $77,700 $82,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Walworth County

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

From 1991 to 2003, 13 low income apartment communities containing 408 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Walworth 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 Walworth County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
60% of Median $32,940 $37,620 $42,300 $46,980 $50,760 $54,540 $58,260 $62,040

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 Walworth County is $42,300 a year, or $3,525 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,525 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,058 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% $686 $735 $881 $1,018 $1,136 $1,253
60% $824 $882 $1,058 $1,222 $1,364 $1,504
Fair Market Rents in Walworth 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
$565 $665 $879 $1,176 $1,327

Cities In Walworth County

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City Listings Served By
Lake Geneva 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Geneva is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Delavan 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delavan is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Elkhorn 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elkhorn is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Turtle Lake 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Turtle Lake is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Darien 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darien is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
East Troy 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Troy is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Walworth 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walworth is the Walworth County Housing Authority.
Bloomfield 0
Como 0
Delavan Lake 0
Fontana on Geneva Lake 0
Geneva 0
Lafayette 0
La Grange 0
Lake Ivanhoe 0
Lake Lorraine 0
Lauderdale Lakes 0
Linn 0
Lyons 0
Mukwonago 1
Pell Lake 0
Potter Lake 0
Richmond 0
Sharon 0
Springfield 0
Spring Prairie 0
Sugar Creek 0
Troy 0
Whitewater 9
Williams Bay 0
Fontana-on-Geneva Lake 0