Wisconsin Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Housing Authority of the City of SuperiorOpen
Housing Authority of the City of MilwaukeeOpen
Madison Community Development AuthorityOpen
Menomonie Housing AuthorityOpen
La Crosse Housing AuthorityOpen
South Milwaukee Community Development Auth.Not Open
Marshfield Community Development AuthorityOpen
Stanley Housing AuthorityOpen
Spooner Housing AuthorityOpen
Merrill Housing AuthorityOpen
Plymouth Housing AuthorityOpen
Amery Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of New RichmondOpen
Brillion Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of BarronOpen
Manitowoc Housing AuthorityOpen
City of Edgerton Housing AuthorityOpen
Abbotsford Housing AuthorityOpen
Monroe Housing AuthorityOpen
Bruce Housing AuthorityOpen
Reedsville Housing AuthorityOpen
Wausau Community Development AuthorityOpen
Greenwood Housing AuthorityOpen
Altoona Housing AuthorityNot Open
Algoma Housing AuthorityOpen
Stevens Point Housing AuthorityOpen
Fond Du Lac Housing AuthorityOpen
Hurley Housing AuthorityOpen
Lake Mills Housing AuthorityOpen
Hudson Housing AuthorityNot Open
Kaukauna Housing AuthorityOpen
Oconto Housing AuthorityOpen
Shawano Housing AuthorityOpen
Richland Center Housing AuthorityOpen
Sheboygan Housing AuthorityOpen
New London Housing AuthorityOpen
Marinette Housing AuthorityOpen
Rice Lake Housing AuthorityOpen
Chetek Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of CumberlandOpen
Albany Housing AuthorityNot Open
Frederic Housing AuthorityNot Open
Luck Housing AuthorityOpen
Sparta Housing AuthorityOpen
Woodville Housing AuthorityOpen
River Falls Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Shell LakeNot Open
Wausaukee Housing AuthorityNot Open
Beloit Housing AuthorityOpen
City of Appleton Housing AuthorityOpen
Mondovi Housing AuthorityNot Open
Prairie Du Chien Housing AuthorityOpen
Wisconsin Rapids Housing AuthorityOpen
Mauston Housing AuthorityOpen
Rhinelander Housing AuthorityOpen
Grantsburg Housing AuthorityNot Open
Clintonville Housing AuthorityOpen
Osceola Housing AuthorityOpen
Green Bay Housing AuthorityOpen
Pulaski Housing AuthorityNot Open
Watertown Housing AuthorityOpen
Thorp Housing AuthorityNot Open
West Bend Housing AuthorityOpen
Antigo Housing AuthorityNot Open
Jefferson Housing AuthorityNot Open
Baraboo Community Development AuthorityNot Open
Sauk City Housing AuthorityNot Open
Tomah Public Housing AuthorityNot Open
Park Falls Housing AuthorityNot Open
Depere Housing AuthorityNot Open
Ladysmith Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of Oshkosh, WiOpen
Westby Housing AuthorityNot Open
Viroqua Housing AuthorityNot Open
Washburn Housing AuthorityOpen
Peshtigo Housing AuthorityNot Open
Ashland Housing AuthorityNot Open
Shawano County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Waukesha Housing AuthorityOpen
Boscobel Housing AuthorityNot Open
Trempealeau County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Racine County Housing AuthorityOpen
Eau Claire County Housing AuthorityOpen
Sauk County Housing AuthorityOpen
Eau Claire Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of Winnebago County, WiOpen
Dane County Housing AuthorityOpen
Lafayette County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Lincoln County Housing AuthorityOpen
Ashland County Housing AuthorityOpen
Burnett County Housing AuthorityOpen
Fond Du Lac County Housing AuthorityOpen
Slinger Housing AuthorityNot Open
Deforest Housing AuthorityNot Open
Chilton Housing AuthorityOpen
Lacrosse County Housing AuthorityNot Open

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In Wisconsin, 96 Public Housing Authorities operate 12,444 public housing rental units in 187 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In Wisconsin, out of 96 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 31 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 65 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.