Affordable Housing In West Allis
17 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Allis
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving West Allis, Wisconsin
|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 $899 and $1,099.
2022 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||$687||$827||$999||$1,269||$1,384|
|West Allis, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range||$618 to $756||$744 to $910||$899 to $1,099||$1,142 to $1,396||$1,246 to $1,522|
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|
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.
|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.