West Allis, Wisconsin Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 665 income based apartments in West Allis where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 463 affordable apartments in West Allis that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in West Allis, Wisconsin

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in West Allis. Go to the Wisconsin Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near West Allis.

Gonzaga Village Apartments

1415 S 92nd St
West Allis, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Valentino Square Apartments

12030 W Greenfield Ave
West Allis, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Oak West Apartments

11102 W Oklahoma Ave
West Allis, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Orchard Court Apartments

11522 W Orchard Ct
West Allis, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Parkview Apartments

1440 S 116th St
West Allis, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

La Follette Park Apartments

720 S 92nd St
West Allis, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Windsong Village

11024 W Oklahoma Ave
West Allis, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

The Fountains of West Allis

5920 W National Ave
West Allis, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Sunrise Apartments

8750 W National Ave
West Allis, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted

Heritage House

11515 W Cleveland Ave
West Allis, Wisconsin
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near West Allis

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Public Housing Agencies Serving West Allis, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Milwaukee County Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near West Allis.

West Allis, Wisconsin Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in West Allis, Wisconsin

West Allis features 665 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 West Allis, Wisconsin

There are 463 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Allis.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Allis, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Allis, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $983 and $1,201.

2023 West Allis, 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
West Allis, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $766 $909 $1,092 $1,374 $1,499
West Allis, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $689 to $843 $818 to $1,000 $983 to $1,201 $1,237 to $1,511 $1,349 to $1,649

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Allis, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,128
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 665
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.8%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $45,221 ±$1,417
Median Rent $767 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.44% ± 3.17pp
Total Population 60,677

Population and Household Demographics

West Allis is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin with a population of 60,677. There are 27,457 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 46.8% of households in West Allis are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Allis

The median gross income for households in West Allis is $45,221 a year, or $3,768 a month. The median rent for the city is $767 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Allis, a household making less than $2,557 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.44% of households who rent are overburdened in West Allis.

Area Median Income In West Allis

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 West Allis, the AMI is calculated from all households within Milwaukee County.

In West Allis, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,100

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 West Allis

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 West Allis

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Allis AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Allis AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,050 $37,800 $42,500 $47,200 $51,000 $54,800 $58,550 $62,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Allis AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700