. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Watertown, Wisconsin - Affordable Housing Online

Mueller Apartments

1121 Highland Ave
Watertown, Wisconsin
S. 202
Call For Rent
1 BR

Riverview Commons

112 Stimpson St
Watertown, Wisconsin

Highland Apartments II

1408 Memorial Dr
Watertown, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Highland Village Apartments

117 Homestead Ln
Watertown, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Watertown East II

1155 Boughton St
Watertown, Wisconsin

Watertown East I

1153 Boughton St
Watertown, Wisconsin

Watertown Meadows

805 Clark St
Watertown, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Johnson Arms and Scat Sites

201 N Water St
Watertown, Wisconsin
Public Housing

Watertown Court

1500 Lakeside Terrace
Watertown, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural
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There are 138 low-income apartments in Watertown that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 408 low-income homes in Watertown where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on August 3rd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Watertown, 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)
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Watertown.

Watertown, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Watertown, Wisconsin

Watertown features 408 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 Watertown, Wisconsin

There are 138 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Watertown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Watertown, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Watertown landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Watertown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Watertown, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $904 and $1,104.

2023 Watertown, 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
Watertown, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $671 $763 $1,004 $1,370 $1,384
Watertown, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $604 to $738 $687 to $839 $904 to $1,104 $1,233 to $1,507 $1,246 to $1,522

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Watertown, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 546
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 408
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Watertown is a city in Jefferson County, Wisconsin with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Watertown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Watertown

The median gross income for households in Watertown is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Watertown

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Watertown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jefferson County.

In Watertown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,900

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 Watertown

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 Watertown

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Watertown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Watertown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,700 $37,350 $42,000 $46,650 $50,400 $54,150 $57,850 $61,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Watertown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,300 $59,750 $67,200 $74,650 $80,650 $86,600 $92,600 $98,550