Affordable Housing In Washington County

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Arbor Trace Apartments

621 E Decorah Rd
West Bend, WI
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Auxiliary Court

201 Auxiliary Ct
West Bend, WI
Call For Rent
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Timber Ridge Apartments

729 Timberline Trl
Hartford, WI

Meadow Brook Manor II

475 Meadowbrook Dr
West Bend, WI


33 High St
Hartford, WI

River Bend Senior Village

151 Wisconsin St
West Bend, WI
HCV Welcome

River Bluff Townhomes

140 Wisconsin St
West Bend, WI
HCV Welcome

Parkside Village

325 Park Ave
Hartford, WI
HCV Welcome

City View Apartments

2001 Barton Ave
West Bend, WI
HCV Welcome

Jackson Bay Apartments

N168W21920 Main St
Jackson, WI

Other Housing Authorities located in Washington County

Housing Authority Programs
West Bend Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Slinger Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Wisconsin

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 881 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Wisconsin. Washington County features 394 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 487 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Washington County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 881
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 394
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $69,237 ±$1,609
Median Rent $829 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.02% ± 3.48pp
Total Population 132,921

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 132,921. There are 52,897 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 21.95% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $69,237 a year, or $5,770 a month. The median rent for the county is $829 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $2,763 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.1

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,300

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 Washington 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 Washington County HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,300 $19,800 $22,250 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,850 $32,950 $37,050 $41,150 $44,450 $47,750 $51,050 $54,350
80% of Median $46,100 $52,700 $59,300 $65,850 $71,150 $76,400 $81,700 $86,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Washington County

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

From 1988 to 2012, 10 low income apartment communities containing 319 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Washington 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 Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,850 $32,950 $37,050 $41,150 $44,450 $47,750 $51,050 $54,350
60% of Median $34,620 $39,540 $44,460 $49,380 $53,340 $57,300 $61,260 $65,220

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 Washington County is $44,460 a year, or $3,705 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,705 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,112 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% $721 $773 $926 $1,070 $1,194 $1,318
60% $866 $927 $1,112 $1,284 $1,433 $1,581
Fair Market Rents in Washington 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
$628 $761 $922 $1,177 $1,303

Cities In Washington County

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City Listings Served By
West Bend 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Bend is the West Bend Housing Authority.
Kewaskum 0
Germantown 0
Bull Mountain 0
Garden Home-Whitford 0
Gaston 0
King City 0
Oak Hills 0
Rockcreek 0
West Slope 0
Addison 0
Allenton 0
Barton 0
Erin 0
Farmington 0
Hartford 4
Jackson 1
Polk 0
Richfield 0
Slinger 2
Trenton 0
Wayne 0