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Affordable Housing In Waukesha
Waukesha County, Wisconsin

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waukesha

Sunset Apartments

1528 Big Bend Road
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Income Based
1-3 BR

Sunset Heights

1926 Madera St
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Willow Park

1017 Delafield Street
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Senior House

825 Pleasant St
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Hillcrest Apartments

1804 S Grand Ave
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Westwood Heights

1705 Elder St
Waukesha, Wisconsin

La Casa Village II

1441 Big Bend Rd
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

La Casa Village I

1431 Big Bend Rd
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

East Terrace Apartments

801 N East Ave
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Highlands South Apartments

1505 Big Bend Rd
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Housing Authorities that serve Waukesha

Housing Authority Programs
Waukesha Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Waukesha Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Waukesha, Wisconsin

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,420 affordable apartments for rent in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Waukesha features 831 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 Waukesha, Wisconsin

There are 589 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waukesha.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waukesha, Wisconsin

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

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

2020 Waukesha, 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.

Waukesha, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,420
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 831
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

Waukesha is a city in Waukesha 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 Waukesha are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waukesha

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

Area Median Income In Waukesha

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 Waukesha, the AMI is calculated from all households within Waukesha County.

In Waukesha, 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 Waukesha

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 Waukesha

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