Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in West Milwaukee, WI

Discover affordable housing in West Milwaukee where there are 2+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Congress and Erin Way

3939 W National Ave, West Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215

Burnham Village Apartments

5202 W Burnham St, West Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53219

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$14.91 (+206%) more than Wisconsin minimum wage and $14.91 (+206%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve West Milwaukee, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for West Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Go to the Wisconsin Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near West Milwaukee.

How many renters live in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

The City of West Milwaukee has 4,096 people living in 1,989 households.

There are 2,457 renters living in 1,420 renter households in this City. Renters make up 59.99 percent of the population living in West Milwaukee.

What is the rental market like in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

There are an estimated 2,104 housing units in the West Milwaukee area. Of these, 1,479 units are rental homes, making up 70 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in West Milwaukee?

The rental vacancy rate in West Milwaukee is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in West Milwaukee for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in West Milwaukee
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
46 660 562 122 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in West Milwaukee

A large number of apartments in West Milwaukee have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in West Milwaukee are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 34 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 18 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in West Milwaukee

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $845 to $1,592. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $845
One BR $979
Two BR $1,170
Three BR $1,460
Four BR $1,592
2024 Fair Market Rents in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in West Milwaukee?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 29 63 percent
One BR 610 92 percent
Two BR 333 59 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin

How many affordable rental units are in West Milwaukee?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 39
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 39
Tracked Units by Federal Program in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin

West Milwaukee features 145 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 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Milwaukee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,053 and $1,287.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.