Appleton Housing Authority
925 W. Northland Avenue
Appleton, Outagamie County, WI

920-739-6811 http://www.appletonhousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Appleton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

Please note: The Appleton Housing Authority covers Outagamie County, WI.

The Appleton Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened in July 2014, and is open indefinitely.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (920) 739-6811 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.
  3. Visit the CAHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 925 W. Northland Ave., Appleton, WI 54914, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

If an applicant requires assistance completing the pre-application, call the AHA at (920) 380-0980.

The following documentation is required of all members of the household: Full name, date of birth, Social Security Number.

The following preferences have been identified: Live in Outagamie County or City of Appleton, work or attend school in Outagamie County, household with a source of income, rent burdened.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If an applicant needs to change pre-application information, print and complete this form, and submit it to the AHA.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (920) 739-6811.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Appleton Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update November 23rd, 2015.

The Appleton Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.


The CAHA offers 48 Scattered Site Public Housing units for senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (920) 739-6811 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.
  2. Download the scattered site pre-application here.
  3. Visit the CAHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 925 W. Northland Ave., Appleton, WI 54914, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

No documents are needed at this time.

The CAHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: Live/work/attend school in Appleton, rent burdened, displaced by government action, displaced by natural disaster, victim of domestic violence.

For more information, visit the CAHA website, or call the office at (920) 739-6811 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Appleton Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 211 affordable rental units. It also administers 597 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Appleton Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Appleton Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (26%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (74%) to that of all housing authorities in Wisconsin, Appleton Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Wisconsin.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Appleton Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/21/11 Plan
2011 12/15/11 Plan
2010 3/15/10 Plan
2009 5/8/09 Plan
2008 3/6/08 Plan
2007 2/13/07 Plan
2006 1/10/06 Plan
2005 5/23/05 Plan
2004 5/12/04 Plan
2003 2/25/03 Plan
2002 5/8/02 Plan
2001 5/10/01 Plan
2000 7/13/00 Plan