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Affordable Housing In Waukesha County
Wisconsin

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waukesha County

Sussex Mill Apartments

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

Sunset Apartments

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

Sunset Heights

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

Berkshire-Oconomowoc Senior Apartments

210 S Main St
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Willow Park

1017 Delafield Street
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Senior House

825 Pleasant St
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Wilkinson Manor Jeffworth Apartments

919 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Hillcrest Apartments

1804 S Grand Ave
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Westwood Heights

1705 Elder St
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Hickory View Commons

211 S Concord Rd
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Waukesha County

Housing Authority Programs
Waukesha 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.

Income Based Apartments in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Waukesha County features 1,545 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 1,652 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 $830 and $1,014.

2020 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
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 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.

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 $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 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

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

Cities In Waukesha County

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