Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis

7525 West Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 53214

Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs.

Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis serves West Allis.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
West Allis, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis 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.

Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis Website: https://www.westalliswi.gov/300/Housing.

Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis Phone: (414) 302-8430.

Closed: West Allis, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis (CDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 28, 2021 until April 30, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $29,350 | 5 Persons $45,300
  • 2 Persons $33,550 | 6 Persons $48,650
  • 3 Persons $37,750 | 7 Persons $52,000
  • 4 Persons $41,900 | 8 Persons $55,350

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Has been displaced by local government action.
  • Head of household is elderly.
  • Homeless, as defined by HUD.
  • Family member who is a person with disabilities, as defined by HUD.
  • Family member who is a victim of domestic violence.
  • Veterans or surviving spouses of veterans.
  • Displaced by a national disaster (as declared by the President).
  • Are renting, and have been displaced by bank foreclosure.
  • Owned a home, and have been displaced by bank foreclosure.

800 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CDACWA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CDACWA public notice, on April 5, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in West Allis, Wisconsin.

Last Updated on 10/26/2021.

About Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis

More information about Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis can be found on its website at https://www.westalliswi.gov/300/Housing.

Representatives of Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis may be available by phone at (414) 302-8430. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm CT.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 11/30/2021, it is not known if Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis 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 Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis manages 507 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 370 2 135
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $513 $728 $471
Monthly Cost $189,854 $1,456 $63,553

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis

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 10% having issued approximately 49 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $14,040 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% 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 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 32% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 43% 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.

24% of households included children, 0% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 69% of all households were headed by a female.

45% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 36% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 45% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

56% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 18% 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 Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis voucher holders in 2016 was $340 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $551. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $91.



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.