About Brown County Housing Authority

The Brown County Housing Authority is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The Brown County Housing Authority serves Brown County, Green Bay, De Pere, Ashwaubenon, Wrightstown, Denmark, Pulaski, Allouez, Bellevue, Dyckesville, Eaton, Glenmore, Greenleaf, Hobart, Holland, Howard, Humboldt, Lawrence, Ledgeview, Morrison, New Denmark, Pittsfield, Rockland, Scott and Suamico.

Brown County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Brown County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

Please note: The Brown County Housing Authority Section 8 program is managed by Integrated Community Solutions.

The Brown County Housing Authority (BCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. The waiting list opened on Mary 16, 2016, and is open indefinitely.


Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.


To apply, download and print the application online here


Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or dropped off to Integrated Community Solutions at:

ICS Attn: PA
2605 S Oneida St Suite 106
Green Bay, WI 54304


This waiting list has the following preferences: Live, work, or hired to work in Brown County, displaced, elderly, disabled, veteran, homeless, applicants with children, applicants without children.


Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Applicants placed on the waiting list will be mailed a letter indicating their estimated wait time, and be provided with the necessary paperwork to enter the program. 


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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 Integrated Community Solutions website, or call the office at (920) 498-3737.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Brown County Housing Authority manages 3,148 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,708 47 21 345 27
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $389 $423 $329 $895 $424
Monthly Cost $1,052,988 $19,885 $6,914 $308,800 $11,445

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Brown 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 17% having issued approximately 173 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 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $13,266 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% 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

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

32% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 17% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Brown County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 55% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

41% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Brown County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $341 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $458. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $114.

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.