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Affordable Housing In Waupaca
Waupaca County, Wisconsin

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waupaca

Ye Olde Firehouse Apartments

222 N Main St
Waupaca, Wisconsin

Countryside Estates

517 Wisconsin St
Waupaca, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Woodland Hills

500 High St
Waupaca, Wisconsin

Leroy Butler Townhomes

730 Leroy Butler Dr
Waupaca, Wisconsin

Waupaca Senior Village

2830 Otter Dr
Waupaca, Wisconsin

Fox Fire Senior Village

2842 Otter Dr
Waupaca, Wisconsin

Pheasant Run Apartments

312 S Western Ave
Waupaca, Wisconsin
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Waupaca, Wisconsin

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 158 affordable apartments for rent in Waupaca, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Waupaca, Wisconsin

Waupaca features 71 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 Waupaca, Wisconsin

There are 87 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waupaca.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waupaca, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Waupaca, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $656 and $802.

2020 Waupaca, 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 $494 $600 $729 $1,011 $1,090
Payment Standard Range $445 to $543 $540 to $660 $656 to $802 $910 to $1,112 $981 to $1,199

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Waupaca, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 158
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 71
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $41,897 ±$9,708
Median Rent $696 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.98% ± 9.62pp
Total Population 6,006

Population and Household Demographics

Waupaca is a city in Waupaca County, Wisconsin with a population of 6,006. There are 2,545 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 51.59% of households in Waupaca are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waupaca

The median gross income for households in Waupaca is $41,897 a year, or $3,491 a month. The median rent for the city is $696 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waupaca, a household making less than $2,320 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Waupaca.

Area Median Income In Waupaca

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 Waupaca, the AMI is calculated from all households within Waupaca County.

In Waupaca, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,800

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 Waupaca

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 Waupaca

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,100 $17,250 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% of Median $40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850