Ashland County Housing Authority

124 Wilderness Drive
Mellen, Ashland County, Wisconsin 54546

Ashland County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 25th, 2021, Ashland County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Ashland County Housing Authority serves Ashland County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Ashland County Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Ashland County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Ashland County Housing Authority Phone: (715) 274-8311.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Ashland County Housing Authority (ACHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The ACHA has Public Housing sites in the following towns: Glidden, Mellen, and Butternut, WI.

The ACHA offers one Public Housing community with 40 units for families and senior/disabled households, with only one bedroom units that allow a two-person occupancy maximum.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the ACHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 124 Wilderness Drive, Mellen, Wisconsin 54546, during normal office hours.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, located at the top of the page, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the address listed above, or mailed to PO Box 349, Wisconsin 54546.

No documents are needed at this time.

The ACHA does have a preference for applicants who are senior or disabled individuals.

For more information, visit the ACHA website, or call the office at (715) 274-8311 or (800) 274-8311 during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (715)274-8311.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/04/2015.

About Ashland County Housing Authority

Representatives of Ashland County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (715) 274-8311. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/25/2021, it is not known if Ashland County Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Ashland County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Ashland County Housing Authority manages 50 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Vouchers 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $401
Monthly Cost $20,048

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ashland County 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 23% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 3 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $11,348 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

43% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

13% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Ashland County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 39% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 30% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

10% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 56% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 42% 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 Ashland County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $295 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $475. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $132.

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.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Ashland County Housing Authority

Ashland Co

237 E Main St
Butternut, Wisconsin