There are 463 low-income apartments in West Allis that offer reduced rents to eligible households.
Rental assistance programs support 666 low-income homes in West Allis where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $336 towards rent each month.
Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 9th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.
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.
|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)|
West Allis features 666 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 463 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Allis.
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.
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.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||17|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,129|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||666|
|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|
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.
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.
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 $100,600
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 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.
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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.
|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.
|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.