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Affordable Housing In Wood County

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wood County

Cranberry Woods

2241 14th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
2-3 BR
VASH Welcome

Woodco Housing

6491 Robert St
Vesper, Wisconsin
Income Based
2 BR


1002 Market Street
Nekoosa, Wisconsin
2 BR

Pine Creek II

2626 12th St S
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Duane Flogstad Villa

2710 12th St S
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Disabled Supportive Housing

Jerry Drahos Villa

1320 Pepper Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Disabled Supportive Housing

Woodlake East

1055 Market St
Nekoosa, Wisconsin

Parkside Community Apartments Aka the Covey

135 N Section St
Nekoosa, Wisconsin

Anne Auburn Village

310 N 1st St
Auburndale, Wisconsin

Nancy Nye Villa

5316 6th Avenue
Pittsville, Wisconsin
Elderly Supportive Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wood County, Wisconsin

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 922 affordable apartments for rent in Wood County, Wisconsin.

Income Based Apartments in Wood County, Wisconsin

Wood County features 653 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 Wood County, Wisconsin

There are 269 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wood County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wood County, Wisconsin

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wood County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wood County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wood County, Wisconsin for a two-bedroom apartment is between $680 and $832.

2020 Wood County, 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
Fair Market Rent $499 $574 $756 $952 $1,024
Payment Standard Range $449 to $549 $517 to $631 $680 to $832 $857 to $1,047 $922 to $1,126

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wood County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 922
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 653
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.54%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $48,961 ±$1,413
Median Rent $617 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.81% ± 3.47pp
Total Population 74,012

Population and Household Demographics

Wood County is a county in Wisconsin with a population of 74,012. There are 31,717 households in the county with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 25.54% of households in Wood County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wood County

The median gross income for households in Wood County is $48,961 a year, or $4,080 a month. The median rent for the county is $617 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wood County, a household making less than $2,057 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Wood County.

Area Median Income In Wood 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 Wood County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,600

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 in Wood 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Wood County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,500 $17,700 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,800 $29,450 $33,150 $36,800 $39,750 $42,700 $45,650 $48,600
80% of Median $41,250 $47,150 $53,050 $58,900 $63,650 $68,350 $73,050 $77,750

Cities In Wood County

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City Served By
Grand Rapids
Lake Wazeecha
Port Edwards
Wisconsin Rapids The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wisconsin Rapids is the Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority.