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Affordable Housing In Whitehall
Trempealeau County, Wisconsin

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Whitehall

Northland Whitehall Apartments

S Abrams St
Whitehall, Wisconsin

Whitehall Housing Redevelopment

35924 Claire St
Whitehall, Wisconsin

Creekside Apartments

18410 South St
Whitehall, Wisconsin
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Housing Authorities that serve Whitehall

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Trempealeau County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Whitehall, Wisconsin

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 394 affordable apartments for rent in Whitehall, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Whitehall, Wisconsin

Whitehall features 26 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 Whitehall, Wisconsin

There are 368 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Whitehall.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Whitehall, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Whitehall landlords $200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Whitehall.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Whitehall, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $673 and $823.

2021 Whitehall, 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
Whitehall, Wisconsin Fair Market Rent $553 $568 $748 $975 $1,033
Whitehall, Wisconsin Payment Standard Range $498 to $608 $511 to $625 $673 to $823 $878 to $1,073 $930 to $1,136

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Whitehall, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 394
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 26
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $45,417 ±$8,221
Median Rent $533 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.33% ± 11.47pp
Total Population 1,676

Population and Household Demographics

Whitehall is a city in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin with a population of 1,676. There are 683 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 35.58% of households in Whitehall are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Whitehall

The median gross income for households in Whitehall is $45,417 a year, or $3,785 a month. The median rent for the city is $533 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Whitehall, a household making less than $1,777 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Whitehall.

Area Median Income In Whitehall

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 Whitehall, the AMI is calculated from all households within Trempealeau County.

In Whitehall, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,300

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 Whitehall

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 Whitehall

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Whitehall AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,400 $17,600 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Whitehall AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,700 $29,350 $33,000 $36,650 $39,600 $42,550 $45,450 $48,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Whitehall AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,100 $46,950 $52,800 $58,650 $63,350 $68,050 $72,750 $77,450