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Low Income Housing In Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Low Income HousingMilwaukee provides subsidized housing for low-income families in two general categories.  The first category is designated as general occupancy for families.  The second category has three tiers:  elderly occupants (62 years or older), disabled, and near elderly (50-61).  Income limits in the second category is $39,850 (1 person) and $45,550 (2 persons) with qualifying individuals or families paying only 30% of their income towards rent.

This program is managed by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee.  Moderate-income housing is also available for families whose income does not exceed $21,600, $27,168 or $31,632, based on a 1- 2- or 3-bedroom unit.  This type of housing is privately-owned and is not federally subsidized. 

Milwaukee also has a Section 8 Homeownership program.  Residents who are currently receiving subsidized housing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 program can apply the subsidized portion of their rent towards the purchase of their home for a period of up to 15 years.  To qualify, a resident must have income at or below 80% of the area median income, have income of at least $15,000 per year, and be a first-time homebuyer.  

Highland Homes is an exciting new urban neighborhood development that offers affordable, energy-efficient new construction homes near downtown Milwaukee.  Lots can be purchased for just $1.  All homes are Energy Star rated and fully adaptable for disabled persons.  Interested residents can view a video about these homes on the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee website. 

More than 10,000 Milwaukee families currently benefit from the city's affordable and low income housing programs. Details, guidelines and contact information is available at www.hacm.org.


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