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Affordable Housing In Waushara County

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waushara County

Oak Valley Apartments

259 Laing St
Redgranite, Wisconsin
1 BR

Waushara Villages

245 E Mount Morris Ave
Wautoma, Wisconsin

Kingston Court Apartments

425 E King St
Coloma, Wisconsin

Bird Creek Grace Apartments

638 Cummings Rd
Wautoma, Wisconsin

Grace Apartments

W2238 Liberty St
Poy Sippi, Wisconsin

M00 80206.112.053 230 Oakridge

230 N Oakridge Ct
Wautoma, Wisconsin

M04 01 220 Oakridge Court

220 N Oakridge Ct
Wautoma, Wisconsin

Northland Wautoma Apartments

Waupaca St
Wautoma, Wisconsin

Sandcrest Apartments

140 S Sandcrest Ave
Wautoma, Wisconsin

Countryside Apartments

633 S Waupaca St
Wautoma, Wisconsin

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.

Income Based Apartments in Waushara County, Wisconsin

Waushara County features 204 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 Waushara County, Wisconsin

There are 69 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waushara County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waushara County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Waushara County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Waushara County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Waushara County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Waushara 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 $484 $542 $714 $892 $1,000
Payment Standard Range $436 to $532 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $803 to $981 $900 to $1,100

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.

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 $63,700

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 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 $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800

Cities In Waushara County

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Mount Morris
Pine River
Poy Sippi
Wild Rose