City of Mauston Housing Authority

208 W Monroe Street
Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin
(608) 847-4379

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

City of Mauston Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Mauston, Wisconsin that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of January 21st, 2019, City of Mauston Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Juneau County, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

City of Mauston Housing Authority serves Juneau County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Juneau County, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open City of Mauston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Juneau County, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The City of Mauston Housing Authority (CMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on October 16, 2017, and is open until further notice.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the City of Mauston Housing Authority, located at the Mauston City Hall, 303 Mansion Street, Mauston, Wisconsin, 53948, during normal office hours. 
  3. Complete the application and mail it back to the address above.  
  4. Complete the application and fax it to (608)-847-5023.

The application must contain the full name, including the full middle name of all household members. The application must be signed by all household members who are 18 years of age or older. No answer space or question should be left blank. If a question does not pertain to your household, write in N/A.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live, work or attend school in Juneau County and victims of domestic violence.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of application, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit  the CMHA website, or call the office at (608) 847-4379. 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (608) 847- 4379.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/12/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Mauston Housing Authority (MHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The MHA offers one Public Housing community with 50 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

Please note: The MHA does not offer a two bedroom unit.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 208 W Monroe St., Mauston, WI 53948, during normal office hours.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
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 MHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: Live and/or work in Mauston, senior, elderly, or families with children.

For more information, call the MHA at (608) 847-4379 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 6088474379.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/04/2015.

About City of Mauston Housing Authority

More information about City of Mauston Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.mauston.com/index.asp?SEC=CA9DD682-1B9A-4453-9C36-8D235C9DF19F&Type=B_BASIC.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (608)-847-4379.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/21/2019, it is not known if City of Mauston 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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the City of Mauston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, City of Mauston Housing Authority manages 78 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 75 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $336 $454
Monthly Cost $25,228 $1,362

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Mauston 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 24% having issued approximately 3 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 44 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 $13,253 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% 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 61% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

47% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

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

Of all households participating in the City of Mauston Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 48% 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

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 City of Mauston Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $320 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $443. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $131.



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 Operated by City of Mauston Housing Authority

Colonial Manor

208 W Monroe St
Mauston, WI
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