Chippewa County Housing Authority
711 North Bridge Street, Room 14
Chippewa, Chippewa County, WI


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Chippewa County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on October 25th, 2016.

Please note: The Chippewa County Housing Authority covers Chippewa County, WI.

The Chippewa County Housing Authority (CCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened in May 2015, and is open indefinitely.

Please note: This waiting list has a preference. This means that applicants who qualify for this preference will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of this preference, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, visit the CCHA office in the Chippewa County Courthouse, located at 711 N. Bridge Street, Room 14, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.

Applicants who are physically unable to come into the office may call (715) 726-7933 to have a CCHA staff member visit their home.

This waiting list has the following preference: Residents of Chippewa County. 

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

The average wait time to receive a voucher is approximately one year from the date of application submission.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the CCHA website, or call the CCHA office at (715) 726-7933.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Chippewa County Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 382 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Chippewa County Housing Authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Chippewa 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, Chippewa County Housing Authority scored an average of 87 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Wisconsin is 78.82.

Chippewa 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 Chippewa County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 6/8/10 Plan
2008 3/27/08 Plan
2007 3/7/07 Plan
2006 4/4/06 Plan
2005 3/29/05 Plan
2004 3/11/04 Plan
2003 3/28/03 Plan
2002 3/18/02 Plan
2001 5/2/01 Plan
2000 6/9/00 Plan