Affordable Housing In Washington County
Wisconsin

Affordable Housing programs support 426 income based apartments in Washington County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 478 affordable apartments in Washington County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Washington County, Wisconsin

There are five Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists open in Washington County.

Go to the Wisconsin Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Washington County.

Barton School Apartments

614 School Place
West Bend, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Arbor Trace Apartments

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

Auxiliary Court

201 Auxiliary Ct
West Bend, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2 BR
55+
62+
Affordable

Timber Ridge Apartments

729 Timberline Trl
Hartford, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Jackson Bay Apartments

N168W21920 Main St
Jackson, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Meadow Brook Manor II

475 Meadowbrook Dr
West Bend, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Harthaven

33 High St
Hartford, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

River Bend Senior Village

151 Wisconsin St
West Bend, Wisconsin
Affordable

River Bluff Townhomes

140 Wisconsin St
West Bend, Wisconsin
Affordable

City View Apartments

2001 Barton Ave
West Bend, Wisconsin
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Washington County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Washington County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Hartford, WI Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Hartford.
Affordable Housing In Jackson, WI Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Jackson.
Affordable Housing In Slinger, WI Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Slinger.
Affordable Housing In West Bend, WI Affordable Housing programs support 11 apartment communities in West Bend.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Washington County, Wisconsin

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Integrated Community Solutions Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Washington County.

Washington County, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

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 478 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 $983 and $1,201.

2023 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
Washington County, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $766 $909 $1,092 $1,374 $1,499
Washington County, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $689 to $843 $818 to $1,000 $983 to $1,201 $1,237 to $1,511 $1,349 to $1,649

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 904
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 $96,100

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,050 $37,800 $42,500 $47,200 $51,000 $54,800 $58,550 $62,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700