Affordable Housing In Washburn County
Wisconsin

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washburn County

Lorraine Glassing Villa

1204 Paulson Drive
Spooner, WI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Edgewood Apartments

181 2nd Ave
Minong, WI
Subsidized

Washburn Co H A

313 5th Ave
Shell Lake, WI

Shell Lake Shores

825 N Lake Dr
Shell Lake, WI
Subsidized

Washburn County Housing

814 Elm St
Spooner, WI
Subsidized

The Pines Apartments

1400 Pine Dr
Spooner, WI
Subsidized

M03 Rhdc 0408 Indianhead Caa

Green Haven St And Old Hwy 53
Minong, WI
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Goslin Court

713 N Summit St
Spooner, WI

Lakeland Manor

201 2nd Ave
Shell Lake, WI

M0080206.131.054 Greenhaven St

840 Greenhaven St
Minong, WI
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Housing Authorities that serve Washburn County

Housing Authority Programs
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Washburn County

Housing Authority Programs
Spooner Housing Authority Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Shell Lake Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washburn County, Wisconsin

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 288 affordable apartments for rent in Washburn County, Wisconsin. Washburn County features 166 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 122 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washburn County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washburn County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 288
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 166
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $42,368 ±$1,584
Median Rent $654 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.86% ± 5.22pp
Total Population 15,700

Population and Household Demographics

Washburn County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 15,700. There are 7,141 households in the county with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 22.18% of households in Washburn County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washburn County

The median gross income for households in Washburn County is $42,368 a year, or $3,531 a month. The median rent for the county is $654 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washburn County, a household making less than $2,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Washburn County.1

Area Median Income In Washburn 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 Washburn County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,000

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 Washburn 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 Washburn County HUD Rental Assistance in Washburn 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 Washburn County

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

From 1992 to 1999, 2 low income apartment communities containing 36 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Washburn 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 Washburn 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 Washburn 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 Washburn 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
$535 $580 $764 $985 $1,064

Cities In Washburn County

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City Listings Served By
Shell Lake 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shell Lake are the Housing Authority of the City of Shell Lake and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Minong 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minong is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Spooner 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spooner are the Spooner Housing Authority and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Barronett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barronett is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Bashaw 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bashaw is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Bass Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bass Lake is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Beaver Brook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaver Brook is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Birchwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Birchwood is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Brooklyn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brooklyn is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Casey 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Casey is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Chicog 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chicog is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Crystal 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Evergreen 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evergreen is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Frog Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frog Creek is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Gull Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gull Lake is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Long Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Long Lake is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Madge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madge is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Sarona 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sarona is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Springbrook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springbrook is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Stinnett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stinnett is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Stone Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stone Lake is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.
Trego 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trego is the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc.