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Affordable Housing In Waupaca County

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waupaca County

Virginia Wanta Apartments

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

Maple Leaf Apartments

451 Grove St
Manawa, Wisconsin
1-3 BR

Valleycrest Apartments of Clintonville

151 W. Morning Glory Drive
Clintonville, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Robert Olen Apartments

20 Wilson Street
Clintonville, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR

Wolf River Senior Village

627 Depot St
Manawa, Wisconsin

Ye Olde Firehouse Apartments

222 N Main St
Waupaca, Wisconsin

Countryside Estates

517 Wisconsin St
Waupaca, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sun Valley Manor

25 N 12th St
Clintonville, Wisconsin

Woodland Hills

500 High St
Waupaca, Wisconsin

Iola Senior Village

110 S Town Line Rd
Iola, Wisconsin

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.

Income Based Apartments in Waupaca County, Wisconsin

Waupaca County features 188 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 County, Wisconsin

There are 250 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waupaca County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waupaca County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Waupaca County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Waupaca County.

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

2020 Waupaca 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 $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 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.

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 $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 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 Waupaca County

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

Cities In Waupaca County

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City Served By
Bear Creek
Big Falls
Chain O' Lakes
Clintonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clintonville is the Clintonville Housing Authority.
Little Wolf
St. Lawrence