Affordable Housing In Winnebago County
Wisconsin

50 Low Income Apartment Communities In Winnebago County

Southview Park Apartments

116 E Bell St
Neenah, WI
$615-715
2-3 BR

Fireside Commons Apartments

115 Professional Plz
Neenah, WI
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Fair Acre Townhomes

1911 N Main St
Oshkosh, WI
$694-995
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Regency House

10 Main Street
Menasha, WI
$460-510
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Jackson Square Apartments

2490 Jackson St
Oshkosh, WI
$211-851
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Primrose Apartments

1310 Primrose Ln
Neenah, WI
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Highlands at Mahler Park Phase 2

1557 Lyon Dr
Neenah, WI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Highlands at Mahler Park Phase 1

1555 Lyon Dr
Neenah, WI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Lakefront Manor

680 Oak St
Oshkosh, WI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Western Townhomes

140 N Western Ave
Neenah, WI
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 50 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,566 affordable apartments for rent in Winnebago County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,561 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Winnebago County, HUD housing programs support 921 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,005 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Winnebago County

Housing Authority Programs
Winnebago County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Homeownership
Oshkosh Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Winnebago County, Wisconsin

Winnebago County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 50
Total Low Income Apartments 2,566
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,561
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Total Population 169,004
Housing Units 68,939
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $52,018 ±$870
Median Rent $678 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.04% ± 2.52pp

Population and Household Demographics

Winnebago County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 169,004. There are 68,939 households in the county with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 34.88% of households in Winnebago County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Winnebago County

The median gross income for households in Winnebago County is $52,018 a year, or $4,335 a month. The median rent for the county is $678 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Winnebago County, a household making less than $2,260 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Winnebago County.1

Area Median Income In Winnebago County

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.

In Winnebago County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,800

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 Winnebago County

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 Winnebago County HUD Rental Assistance in Winnebago County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,400 $31,300 $35,200 $39,100 $42,250 $45,400 $48,500 $51,650
80% of Median $43,800 $50,050 $56,300 $62,550 $67,600 $72,600 $77,600 $82,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Winnebago County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2012, 18 low income apartment communities containing 465 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Winnebago County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Winnebago County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,400 $31,300 $35,200 $39,100 $42,250 $45,400 $48,500 $51,650
60% of Median $32,880 $37,560 $42,240 $46,920 $50,700 $54,480 $58,200 $61,980

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Winnebago County is $42,240 a year, or $3,520 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,520 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,056 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $685 $734 $880 $1,017 $1,135 $1,252
60% $822 $881 $1,056 $1,220 $1,362 $1,502
Fair Market Rents in Winnebago County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$543 $606 $769 $1,031 $1,301

Cities In Winnebago County

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City Listings Served By
Oshkosh 29 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oshkosh are the Oshkosh Housing Authority and Winnebago County Housing Authority.
Neenah 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Neenah are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Winneconne 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Winneconne are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Omro 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Omro are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Algoma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Algoma are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Black Wolf 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Black Wolf are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Butte des Morts 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Butte des Morts are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Clayton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clayton are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Eureka 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eureka are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Menasha 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Menasha are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Nekimi 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nekimi are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Nepeuskun 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nepeuskun are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Poygan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Poygan are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Rushford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rushford are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Utica 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Utica are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Vinland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vinland are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Waukau 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waukau are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Winchester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Winchester are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.
Wolf River 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wolf River are the Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority.