Affordable Housing In Waukesha
Waukesha County, Wisconsin

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waukesha

Sunset Apartments

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

Sunset Heights

1926 Madera St
Waukesha, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Willow Park

1017 Delafield Street
Waukesha, WI
Subsidized

Senior House

825 Pleasant St
Waukesha, WI
Subsidized

Hillcrest Apartments

1804 S Grand Ave
Waukesha, WI
Subsidized

Westwood Heights

1705 Elder St
Waukesha, WI
Subsidized

La Casa Village II

1441 Big Bend Rd
Waukesha, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

La Casa Village I

1431 Big Bend Rd
Waukesha, WI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

East Terrace Apartments

801 N East Ave
Waukesha, WI
Subsidized

Highlands South Apartments

1505 Big Bend Rd
Waukesha, WI
HCV Welcome

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)

Other Housing Authorities located in Waukesha

Housing Authority Programs
New Berlin Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Waukesha, Wisconsin

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,420 affordable apartments for rent in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Waukesha features 831 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 589 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waukesha.

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 $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 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 Waukesha 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 $17,300 $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 Waukesha

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

From 1991 to 2010, 6 low income apartment communities containing 345 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Waukesha 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 Waukesha

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 Waukesha 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 Waukesha

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