Affordable Housing In Waushara County

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waushara County

Oak Valley Apartments

259 Laing St
Redgranite, WI
1 BR

Waushara Villages

245 E Mount Morris Ave
Wautoma, WI

Kingston Court Apartments

425 E King St
Coloma, WI

Bird Creek Grace Apartments

638 Cummings Rd
Wautoma, WI

Grace Apartments

W2238 Liberty St
Poy Sippi, WI

M00 80206.112.053 230 Oakridge

230 N Oakridge Ct
Wautoma, WI
HCV Welcome

M04 01 220 Oakridge Court

220 N Oakridge Ct
Wautoma, WI
HCV Welcome

Northland Wautoma Apartments

Waupaca St
Wautoma, WI
HCV Welcome

Sandcrest Apartments

140 S Sandcrest Ave
Wautoma, WI

Countryside Apartments

633 S Waupaca St
Wautoma, WI

Guide To Affordable Housing in Waushara County, Wisconsin

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 273 affordable apartments for rent in Waushara County, Wisconsin. Waushara County features 204 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 69 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waushara County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Waushara County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 273
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 204
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $45,166 ±$1,581
Median Rent $660 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.96% ± 4.48pp
Total Population 24,321

Population and Household Demographics

Waushara County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 24,321. There are 9,689 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 18.94% of households in Waushara County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waushara County

The median gross income for households in Waushara County is $45,166 a year, or $3,764 a month. The median rent for the county is $660 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waushara County, a household making less than $2,200 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Waushara County.1

Area Median Income In Waushara 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 Waushara County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,400

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 Waushara 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 Waushara County HUD Rental Assistance in Waushara County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Waushara 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 1994, 3 low income apartment communities containing 36 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Waushara 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 Waushara County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
60% of Median $28,740 $32,880 $36,960 $41,040 $44,340 $47,640 $50,940 $54,180

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 Waushara County is $36,960 a year, or $3,080 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,080 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $924 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% $599 $642 $770 $889 $993 $1,095
60% $719 $770 $924 $1,067 $1,191 $1,314
Fair Market Rents in Waushara 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
$484 $542 $714 $892 $1,000

Cities In Waushara County

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Wautoma 10
Poy Sippi 1
Redgranite 1
Coloma 1
Hancock 1
Plainfield 0
Wild Rose 0
Aurora 0
Bloomfield 0
Dakota 0
Deerfield 0
Leon 0
Lohrville 0
Marion 0
Mount Morris 0
Oasis 0
Pine River 0
Poysippi 0
Richford 0
Rose 0
Saxeville 0
Springwater 0
Tustin 0
Warren 0