Affordable Housing In Waukesha County
Wisconsin

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waukesha County

Sussex Mill Apartments

W240 N6345 Maple Avenue
Sussex, WI
$755-855
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

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

Berkshire-Oconomowoc Senior Apartments

210 S Main St
Oconomowoc, WI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Willow Park

1017 Delafield Street
Waukesha, WI
Subsidized

Senior House

825 Pleasant St
Waukesha, WI
Subsidized

Wilkinson Manor Jeffworth Apartments

919 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI
Subsidized

Hillcrest Apartments

1804 S Grand Ave
Waukesha, WI
Subsidized

Westwood Heights

1705 Elder St
Waukesha, WI
Subsidized

Hickory View Commons

211 S Concord Rd
Oconomowoc, WI
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Waukesha County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Waukesha County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,197 affordable apartments for rent in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Waukesha County features 1,545 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,652 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waukesha County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Waukesha County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 3,197
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,545
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.1

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 $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 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 Waukesha County HUD Rental Assistance in Waukesha County

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 County

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

From 1990 to 2011, 20 low income apartment communities containing 1,028 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Waukesha County 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 County

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 County 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 County

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

Cities In Waukesha County

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City Listings Served By
Waukesha 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waukesha are the Waukesha Housing Authority and Waukesha Housing Authority.
Brookfield 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookfield is the Waukesha Housing Authority.
Delafield 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delafield is the Waukesha Housing Authority.
Menomonee Falls 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Menomonee Falls is the Waukesha Housing Authority.
Sussex 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sussex is the Waukesha Housing Authority.
New Berlin 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Berlin is the Waukesha Housing Authority.
Oconomowoc 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oconomowoc is the Waukesha Housing Authority.
Mukwonago 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mukwonago is the Waukesha Housing Authority.
Muskego 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Muskego is the Waukesha Housing Authority.
Pewaukee 1
Big Bend 0
Butler 1
Chenequa 0
Dousman 0
Eagle 1
Elm Grove 0
Genesee 0
Hartland 2
Lannon 0
Lisbon 0
Merton 0
Nashotah 0
North Prairie 0
Oconomowoc Lake 0
Okauchee Lake 0
Ottawa 0
Summit 0
Vernon 0
Wales 0