Eau Claire County Housing Authority

721 Oxford Avenue
Eau Claire, Chippewa County, Wisconsin 54703

Eau Claire County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Eau Claire, Wisconsin that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 14th, 2019, Eau Claire County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Eau Claire County Housing Authority serves Eau Claire County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Eau Claire County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Eau Claire County Housing Authority (ECHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families.

Please note: the ECCHA does not offer a Public Housing program for senior/disabled households.

The ECCHA offers one public Housing community with 16 units for families, ranging in size from 3 to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the ECCHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 721 Oxford Avenue, Room 3344, Eau Claire, WI 54703, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
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.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the ECCHA website, or call the office at (715) 839-4741 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (715)839-6240.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/04/2015.

About Eau Claire County Housing Authority

More information about Eau Claire County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.ci.eau-claire.wi.us/departments/housing/housing-authority/how-to-apply-for-housing-assistance.

Representatives of Eau Claire County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (715) 839-2889. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/14/2019, it is not known if Eau Claire County 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 Eau Claire County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Eau Claire County Housing Authority manages 201 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification VASH
Vouchers 190 8 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $382 $524 $565
Monthly Cost $72,617 $4,191 $1,696

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Eau Claire 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 12% having issued approximately 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $13,661 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% 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 77% 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, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 35% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 6% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

10% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Eau Claire County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 38% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 51% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 33% 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 Eau Claire County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $423 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $463. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $183.



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 Eau Claire County Housing Authority

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