Beloit Housing Authority

210 Portland Avenue
Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin 53511

Beloit Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 27th, 2021, Beloit Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Beloit Housing Authority serves Beloit.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Beloit Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Beloit 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.

Beloit Housing Authority Website: http://www.beloitwi.gov/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BFBD43217-2E88-4167-9BD5-7DCEB6162C48%7D.

Beloit Housing Authority Phone: (608) 364-8753.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Beloit Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The BHA offers seven Public Housing communities with 92 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the BHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 210 Portland Ave., Beloit, WI 53511, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
  2. Download a pre-application online for general applicants here, and for applicants with no income here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, birth certificates, proof of all income, declaration status 214 form for all household members, preference documentation (if applicable), release of information form signed from each adult household member, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The BHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: Displaced by a federal or state disaster within the last six months, live/work/attend school in Beloit, participant in a program for victims of domestic violence, graduate of a transitional housing program within the last six months, honorably discharged U.S. Veteran, or needing a handicapped accessible unit.

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (608) 364-8740, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; and from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Wednesdays. 
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (608)364-8740.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/04/2015.

About Beloit Housing Authority

More information about Beloit Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.beloitwi.gov/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BFBD43217-2E88-4167-9BD5-7DCEB6162C48%7D.

Representatives of Beloit Housing Authority may be available by phone at (608) 364-8753. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/27/2021, it is not known if Beloit 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 Beloit Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Beloit Housing Authority manages 485 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:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 479 2 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $477 $480 $723
Monthly Cost $228,665 $959 $2,890

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Beloit 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 11% having issued approximately 51 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 3 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 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,336 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

50% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

65% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 60% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Beloit Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Beloit Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $319 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $518. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $123.



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 Beloit Housing Authority

Poole Court

220 Portland Ave
Beloit, Wisconsin

Poole Court

1117 Highland Ave
Beloit, Wisconsin

Poole Court

1206 Central Ave
Beloit, Wisconsin

Beloit Apartments Redevelopment Phase 1

1021 Ritsher St
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