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Affordable Housing In West Allis
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Waiting List Openings In West Allis

West Allis, WI Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis (CDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from April 28, 2021 at 8:00 am, until April 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm CT.

How to Apply for the West Allis, WI Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Allis

Gonzaga Village Apartments

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

Valentino Square Apartments

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

Oak West Apartments

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

Orchard Court Apartments

11522 W Orchard Ct
West Allis, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Parkview Apartments

1440 S 116th St
West Allis, Wisconsin
Subsidized

La Follette Park Apartments

720 S 92nd St
West Allis, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Windsong Village

11024 W Oklahoma Ave
West Allis, Wisconsin
Subsidized

The Fountains of West Allis

5920 W National Ave
West Allis, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Sunrise Apartments

8750 W National Ave
West Allis, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Heritage House

11515 W Cleveland Ave
West Allis, Wisconsin
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve West Allis

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Allis, Wisconsin

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,128 affordable apartments for rent in West Allis, Wisconsin.

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 $876 and $1,070.

2021 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 $663 $803 $973 $1,242 $1,362
West Allis, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $597 to $729 $723 to $883 $876 to $1,070 $1,118 to $1,366 $1,226 to $1,498

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 $84,400

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 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.
$17,750 $20,250 $22,800 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$29,550 $33,800 $38,000 $42,200 $45,600 $49,000 $52,350 $55,750
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.
$47,250 $54,000 $60,750 $67,500 $72,900 $78,300 $83,700 $89,100