Brown County Housing Authority
100 North Jefferson Street
Green Bay, Brown County, WI


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Brown County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on November 11th, 2015

Please note: The Brown County Housing Authority Section 8 program is managed by Integrated Community Solutions.

The Brown County Housing Authority (BCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. The waiting list has been open since 2010, and is open indefinitely.

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed or dropped off to Integrated Community Solutions at:

ICS Attn: PA
2605 S Oneida St Suite 106
Green Bay, WI 54304

The following preferences have been identified: Live, work, or hired to work in Brown County, displaced, elderly, disabled, veteran, homeless, applicants with children, applicants without children.

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.

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission, after sorting preferences.

Applicants placed on the waiting list will be mailed a letter indicating their estimated wait time, and be provided with the necessary paperwork to enter the program. 

For more information, visit the Integrated Community Solutions website, or call the office at (920) 498-3737.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Brown County Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 3,380 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Brown County Housing Authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Brown County Housing Authority is among the 22% of Wisconsin housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Brown County Housing Authority scored an average of 88 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 68 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Wisconsin is 78.82.

Brown County Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Wisconsin housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

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 Brown County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 11/21/11 Plan
2011 12/21/10 Plan
2010 1/28/10 Plan
2009 5/8/09 Plan
2008 12/13/07 Plan
2007 2/23/07 Plan
2006 4/4/06 Plan
2005 1/26/05 Plan
2004 12/1/03 Plan
2003 1/16/03 Plan
2002 2/28/02 Plan
2001 1/10/01 Plan
2000 6/20/00 Plan