Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on April 21st, 2016.

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

Please note: Only the 3 bedroom waiting list for families, and 1 bedroom waiting list for senior/disabled household are open at this time

The DCHA offers two Public Housing communities with 86 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the DCHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 2001 W. Broadway, Suite #1, Madison, WI 53713; or Wisconsin Management, Inc., located at 2040 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53713, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.
  2. Request to have a pre-applicaiton mailed to you by calling (608) 224-3636 or (608) 258-2080 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday. Be sure to state you want a Public Housing pre-application for Dane County when calling.
Once the pre-application has been completed, the pre-applications can be mailed or hand delivered to Wisconsin Management, located at 2040 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53713.

No documents are needed at this time.

The DCHA does have a preference for: Families with children, elderly, disabled, displaced, rent burdened, or substandard living conditions.

For more information, visit the DCHA website, or call the office at (608) 224-3636 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Summary

  • What: Dane County Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Those Displaced by Government Action. Those who Live in Substandard Housing. Persons with Disabilities. Families with Children. Households that are Rent Burdened.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on April 21st, 2016.

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

Please note: Only the 3 bedroom waiting list for families, and 1 bedroom waiting list for senior/disabled household are open at this time

The DCHA offers two Public Housing communities with 86 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the DCHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 2001 W. Broadway, Suite #1, Madison, WI 53713; or Wisconsin Management, Inc., located at 2040 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53713, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.
  2. Request to have a pre-applicaiton mailed to you by calling (608) 224-3636 or (608) 258-2080 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday. Be sure to state you want a Public Housing pre-application for Dane County when calling.
Once the pre-application has been completed, the pre-applications can be mailed or hand delivered to Wisconsin Management, located at 2040 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53713.

No documents are needed at this time.

The DCHA does have a preference for: Families with children, elderly, disabled, displaced, rent burdened, or substandard living conditions.

For more information, visit the DCHA website, or call the office at (608) 224-3636 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Summary

  • What: Dane County Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening

Dane County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on August 5th, 2015.

The Dane County Housing Authority (DCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. The waiting list was last open for one day in August 2015, and prior to that for two months in 2007. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, pre-applications were accepted online only. Duplicate forms were not accepted.

Qualified applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

The DCHA stated that if an applicant has been placed onto the waiting list, they won't be informed of their status or position number.

Once an applicant's name has reached the top of the list, they will be notified by mail. 

The waiting list closed only four and a half hours after opening. More than 2,200 pre-applications were submitted, even though the DCHA planned on closing the waiting list at 1,5000 pre-applications.

More information about the 2015 opening can be found on the DCHA blog here.

In 2007, more than 5,000 pre-applications were submitted.

The DCHA accepted less pre-applications in 2015 to serve households on the waiting list in a timely manner. 

Applicants must notify the DCHA of any change of contact information in writing within 10 business days of the change. If there is no response by the applicant withing a specific period of time, their pre-application will be terminated.

For more information, please call the DCHA office at (608) 224-3636 or visit the DCHA website.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Stoughton Hsg/scat 68/100 05/19/2014

Affordable Apartments near Dane County Housing Authority

405 S Bird St
Rolling Prairie Apartments Homes participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1204 N Pine St
Vandenburg Heights participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
245 S Park St
Parkside Apartments participates in the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8

Dane County Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Wisconsin: