Affordable Housing In Wausau
Marathon County, Wisconsin

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wausau

Atrium Lofts

1418 1st Street
Wausau, Wisconsin
1-3 BR

Federal Building Lofts

317 N 1st St
Wausau, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Wausau East Townhomes

706 Fulton St
Wausau, Wisconsin
2 BR

Trolley Quarter Flats

1500 N 1st St
Wausau, Wisconsin
1-3 BR

East High Apartments

708 Fulton St
Wausau, Wisconsin
1-2 BR

Alvin O'Konski Manor (Impact Housing)

920 W Campus Drive
Wausau, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Diamond View

1300 N 9th Ave
Wausau, Wisconsin

Kannenberg Plaza

1240 Merrill Avenue
Wausau, Wisconsin

Terrace Heights Apartments

1317 Townline Rd
Wausau, Wisconsin

Sturgeon Bluff Apartments

1320 Grand Ave
Wausau, Wisconsin

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Wausau, Wisconsin

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wausau, Wisconsin

Housing Authority Programs
Wausau Community Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wausau, Wisconsin

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 982 affordable apartments for rent in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Wausau, Wisconsin

Wausau features 616 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 Wausau, Wisconsin

There are 366 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wausau.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wausau, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wausau landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Wausau.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wausau, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $754 and $922.

2022 Wausau, 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
Wausau, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $557 $637 $838 $1,071 $1,170
Wausau, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $501 to $613 $573 to $701 $754 to $922 $964 to $1,178 $1,053 to $1,287

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wausau, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 982
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 616
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Wausau is a city in Marathon County, Wisconsin with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Wausau are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wausau

The median gross income for households in Wausau is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Wausau

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 Wausau, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marathon County.

In Wausau, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,300

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 Wausau

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 Wausau

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 Wausau AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,700 $19,050 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wausau AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,800 $31,750 $35,700 $39,650 $42,850 $46,000 $49,200 $52,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wausau AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,450 $50,800 $57,150 $63,450 $68,550 $73,650 $78,700 $83,800