Merrill Housing Authority
101 E. First Street
Merrill, Lincoln County, WI


Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Merrill Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update August 16th, 2016.

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

The MHA offers one Public Housing community with 104 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MHA to pick up an application, located at 101 E 1st St., Merrill, WI 54452, during normal office hours.
  2. Complete an online application here.
  3. Download and print an application online here.
Once the paper pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 MHA website, or call the office at (715) 536-7386 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Merrill Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 102 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Merrill Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Merrill Housing Authority is among the 47% of Wisconsin housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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 Merrill Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 4/9/10 Plan
2008 10/31/07 Plan
2007 12/15/06 Plan
2006 12/16/05 Plan
2005 11/1/04 Plan
2004 11/19/03 Plan
2003 12/6/02 Plan
2002 11/2/01 Plan
2001 1/4/01 Plan
2000 4/11/00 Plan