Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services
18 North Jackson Street, First Floor
Janesville, Rock County, WI

608-755-3065 http://www.ci.janesville.wi.us/government/departments-divisions/neighborhood-and-community-services/housing

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

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

The Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services (JNCS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on April 7, 2016 at 8:00 am CT, and is open indefinitely.


Janesville, WI is about 65 miles southwest of Milwaukee, WI.

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 long wait to receive assistance, or may not receive assistance from this office.

To apply, visit the Janesville City Hall Neighborhood and Community Seervices Department, located at 18 N. Jackson St., First Floor, Janesville, WI 53548, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Disabled applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application can call the JNCS at (608) 755-3065.

The following documentation is required when submitting the pre-application: Last four digits of the applicant's Social Security Number.

The JNCS has identified the following preferences: Live or work in the City of Janesville.

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

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 JNCS website, or call the office at (608) 755-3065.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 543 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services 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 (hud.gov, 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, Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services scored an average of 82 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2004 and a low score of 72 in 2008. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Wisconsin is 78.82.

Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 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 Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 1/19/10 Plan
2008 11/21/07 Plan
2007 1/17/07 Plan
2006 1/1/06 Plan
2005 2/18/05 Plan
2004 12/1/03 Plan
2003 1/16/03 Plan
2002 12/10/01 Plan
2001 1/26/01 Plan
2000 6/20/00 Plan