Affordable Housing In Waupaca County

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waupaca County

Virginia Wanta Apartments

151 Morning Glory Dr
Clintonville, WI
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Maple Leaf Apartments

451 Grove St
Manawa, WI
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Valleycrest Apartments of Clintonville

151 W. Morning Glory Drive
Clintonville, WI
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Robert Olen Apartments

20 Wilson Street
Clintonville, WI
Call For Rent
1 BR

Wolf River Senior Village

627 Depot St
Manawa, WI
HCV Welcome

Ye Olde Firehouse Apartments

222 N Main St
Waupaca, WI

Countryside Estates

517 Wisconsin St
Waupaca, WI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sun Valley Manor

25 N 12th St
Clintonville, WI

Woodland Hills

500 High St
Waupaca, WI

Iola Senior Village

110 S Town Line Rd
Iola, WI
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Waupaca County

Housing Authority Programs
New London Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Clintonville Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Waupaca County, Wisconsin

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 438 affordable apartments for rent in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Waupaca County features 188 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 250 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waupaca County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Waupaca County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 438
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 188
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $51,994 ±$1,495
Median Rent $668 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.31% ± 3.65pp
Total Population 52,125

Population and Household Demographics

Waupaca County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 52,125. There are 21,532 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 24.82% of households in Waupaca County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waupaca County

The median gross income for households in Waupaca County is $51,994 a year, or $4,333 a month. The median rent for the county is $668 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waupaca County, a household making less than $2,227 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Waupaca County.1

Area Median Income In Waupaca 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 Waupaca County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,500

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 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 Waupaca County HUD Rental Assistance in Waupaca County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,400 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,000 $27,400 $30,850 $34,250 $37,000 $39,750 $42,500 $45,250
80% of Median $38,400 $43,850 $49,350 $54,800 $59,200 $63,600 $68,000 $72,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Waupaca County

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

From 1989 to 2012, 13 low income apartment communities containing 195 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Waupaca 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 Waupaca County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,000 $27,400 $30,850 $34,250 $37,000 $39,750 $42,500 $45,250
60% of Median $28,800 $32,880 $37,020 $41,100 $44,400 $47,700 $51,000 $54,300

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 Waupaca County is $37,020 a year, or $3,085 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,085 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $926 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% $600 $643 $771 $891 $994 $1,097
60% $720 $771 $926 $1,069 $1,193 $1,316
Fair Market Rents in Waupaca 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
$494 $600 $729 $1,011 $1,090

Cities In Waupaca County

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City Listings Served By
Waupaca 7
Manawa 2
Clintonville 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clintonville is the Clintonville Housing Authority.
Iola 3
Embarrass 0
Bear Creek 0
Big Falls 0
Caledonia 0
Chain O' Lakes 0
Dayton 0
Dupont 0
Farmington 0
Fremont 0
Harrison 0
Helvetia 0
King 0
Larrabee 0
Lebanon 0
Lind 0
Little Wolf 0
Matteson 0
Mukwa 0
Northport 0
Ogdensburg 0
Royalton 0
St. Lawrence 0
Scandinavia 0
Union 0
Weyauwega 0
Wyoming 0