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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

Sunset Apartments

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

East Terrace Apartments

801 N East Ave
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

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
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

Housing Authorities that serve Waukesha County

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,194 affordable apartments for rent in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

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 1,652 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 $876 and $1,070.

2021 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 $663 $803 $973 $1,242 $1,362
Waukesha County, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $597 to $729 $723 to $883 $876 to $1,070 $1,118 to $1,366 $1,226 to $1,498

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Waukesha County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 3,194
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 $84,400

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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.
$17,750 $20,250 $22,800 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$29,550 $33,800 $38,000 $42,200 $45,600 $49,000 $52,350 $55,750
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.
$47,250 $54,000 $60,750 $67,500 $72,900 $78,300 $83,700 $89,100

Cities In Waukesha County

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