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Affordable Housing In Washburn County
Wisconsin

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washburn County

Lorraine Glassing Villa

1204 Paulson Drive
Spooner, Wisconsin
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Edgewood Apartments

181 2nd Ave
Minong, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Washburn Co H A

313 5th Ave
Shell Lake, Wisconsin

Shell Lake Shores

825 N Lake Dr
Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Washburn County Housing

814 Elm St
Spooner, Wisconsin
Subsidized

The Pines Apartments

1400 Pine Dr
Spooner, Wisconsin
Subsidized

M03 Rhdc 0408 Indianhead Caa

Green Haven St And Old Hwy 53
Minong, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers

Goslin Court

713 N Summit St
Spooner, Wisconsin

Lakeland Manor

201 2nd Ave
Shell Lake, Wisconsin

M0080206.131.054 Greenhaven St

840 Greenhaven St
Minong, Wisconsin
Accepts Vouchers
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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)

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.

Income Based Apartments in Washburn County, Wisconsin

Washburn County features 166 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 Washburn County, Wisconsin

There are 122 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washburn County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washburn County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washburn County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Washburn County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washburn County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $688 and $840.

2020 Washburn 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 $535 $580 $764 $985 $1,064
Payment Standard Range $482 to $589 $522 to $638 $688 to $840 $887 to $1,084 $958 to $1,170

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.

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 $63,800

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 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 $14,900 $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 Washburn County

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