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Affordable Housing In Washington County

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Arbor Trace Apartments

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

Auxiliary Court

201 Auxiliary Ct
West Bend, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2 BR

Timber Ridge Apartments

729 Timberline Trl
Hartford, Wisconsin

Jackson Bay Apartments

N168W21920 Main St
Jackson, Wisconsin

Meadow Brook Manor II

475 Meadowbrook Dr
West Bend, Wisconsin


33 High St
Hartford, Wisconsin

River Bend Senior Village

151 Wisconsin St
West Bend, Wisconsin

River Bluff Townhomes

140 Wisconsin St
West Bend, Wisconsin

Parkside Village

325 Park Ave
Hartford, Wisconsin

City View Apartments

2001 Barton Ave
West Bend, Wisconsin

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Wisconsin

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 913 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Wisconsin

Washington County features 426 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 Washington County, Wisconsin

There are 487 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washington County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Washington County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washington County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $830 and $1,014.

2020 Washington 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 $628 $761 $922 $1,177 $1,303
Payment Standard Range $565 to $691 $685 to $837 $830 to $1,014 $1,059 to $1,295 $1,173 to $1,433

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Washington County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 913
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 426
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.

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 $83,800

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 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 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 $17,650 $20,150 $22,650 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350
80% of Median $46,950 $53,650 $60,350 $67,050 $72,450 $77,800 $83,150 $88,550

Cities In Washington County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Bull Mountain
Garden Home-Whitford
King City
Oak Hills
West Bend The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Bend is the West Bend Housing Authority.
West Slope