About Appleton Housing Authority

The Appleton Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Appleton, Wisconsin.

The Appleton Housing Authority serves Outagamie County, Grand Chute, New London, Combined Locks, Black Creek, Kaukauna, Little Chute, Appleton, Shiocton, Bear Creek, Bovina, Buchanan, Center, Cicero, Dale, Deer Creek, Ellington, Freedom, Greenville, Hortonia, Hortonville, Kimberly, Liberty, Maine, Maple Creek, Nichols, Oneida, Osborn, Seymour and Vandenbroek.

Appleton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

The CAHA offers 48 Scattered Site Public Housing units for senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (920) 739-6811 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.
  2. Download the scattered site pre-application here.
  3. Visit the CAHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 925 W. Northland Ave., Appleton, WI 54914, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

No documents are needed at this time.

The CAHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: Live/work/attend school in Appleton, rent burdened, displaced by government action, displaced by natural disaster, victim of domestic violence.

For more information, visit the CAHA website, or call the office at (920) 739-6811 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Last Updated on 11/23/2015.

Appleton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Appleton Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.


About the Appleton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Appleton Housing Authority manages 582 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 530 5 47
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $354 $619 $334
Monthly Cost $187,383 $3,097 $15,698

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Appleton Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 20% having issued approximately 31 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $14,072 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

39% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

28% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 18% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Appleton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 55% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Appleton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $360 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $422. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $103.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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