Affordable Housing In Waukesha County
Wisconsin

Affordable Housing programs support 1,542 income based apartments in Waukesha County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,964 affordable apartments in Waukesha County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Waukesha County. Go to the Wisconsin Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Waukesha County.

Sussex Mill Apartments

W240 N6345 Maple Avenue
Sussex, Wisconsin
$755-855
1-2 BR
Affordable

Spring City Crossing

1420 White Rock Ave
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Highlands South Apartments

1505 Big Bend Rd
Waukesha, Wisconsin
1 BR
Affordable

Sunset Apartments

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

Muskego School Apartment

S 75 W17476 Janesville Rd
Muskego, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

City Center at Deer Creek

3535 S Deer Creek Pkwy
New Berlin, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Sunset Heights

1926 Madera St
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Heritage at City Center

14901 Library Ln
New Berlin, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Affordable

Breezewood Village II

450 Sunnyslope Dr
Hartland, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accessible
62+
Veterans Welcome
Affordable

East Terrace Apartments

801 N East Ave
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
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Affordable Housing In Waukesha County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Waukesha County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Brookfield, WI Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Brookfield.
Affordable Housing In Butler, WI Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Butler.
Affordable Housing In Delafield, WI Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Delafield.
Affordable Housing In Eagle, WI Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Eagle.
Affordable Housing In Hartland, WI Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Hartland.
Affordable Housing In Menomonee Falls, WI Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Menomonee Falls.
Affordable Housing In Muskego, WI Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Muskego.
Affordable Housing In New Berlin, WI Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in New Berlin.
Affordable Housing In Oconomowoc, WI Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Oconomowoc.
Affordable Housing In Sussex, WI Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Sussex.
Affordable Housing In Waukesha, WI Affordable Housing programs support 18 apartment communities in Waukesha.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Waukesha 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
Waukesha Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Allegiant Property Management Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Waukesha County.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Waukesha County features 1,542 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 County, Wisconsin

There are 1,964 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waukesha County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Waukesha County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Waukesha County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Waukesha County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $983 and $1,201.

2023 Waukesha 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
Waukesha County, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $766 $909 $1,092 $1,374 $1,499
Waukesha 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.

Waukesha County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 46
Total Low Income Apartments 3,506
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,542
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.66%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $76,545 ±$848
Median Rent $933 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.42% ± 2.05pp
Total Population 393,873

Population and Household Demographics

Waukesha County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 393,873. There are 154,991 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 23.66% of households in Waukesha County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waukesha County

The median gross income for households in Waukesha County is $76,545 a year, or $6,379 a month. The median rent for the county is $933 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waukesha County, a household making less than $3,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Waukesha County.

Area Median Income In Waukesha 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 Waukesha 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 Waukesha 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 Waukesha County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Waukesha 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 Waukesha 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 Waukesha 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