About Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee serves Milwaukee.

Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Waiting Lists

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Family Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

NOVEMBER
10th

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) is currently accepting family Public Housing waiting list applications, from September 11, 2017 at 8:00 am, until November 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm CT; or until 16,000 applications are submitted.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Applicants who do not have access to the Internet can use a computer a local library, or one at the HACM Community Services building, located at 650 West Reservoir Avenue, Milwaukee, WI  53212, from 3:15 pm until 5:45 pm on Mondays and Fridays, and from 9:00 am until 11:00 am Tuesday-Thursday.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed, but there is no "Preferences" section on the application. 

If an applicant requires technical support, call (414) 930-1045. This is only a technical support line. No applications will be taken over the phone.

For more information, visit the HACM website, or call the office at (414) 286-5678 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Public Housing Opening
  • When: September 10th, 2017 at 11:00 PM CT - November 10th, 2017 at 04:00 PM CT
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application available here.
  • Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants who need help completing the application due to age or disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (414) 286-3100.

Last Updated on 09/11/2017.

Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in July 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply, the application was available online only.

In 2015, the HACM placed 3,000 qualified applicants onto the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HACM website here, call the office at (414) 286-5678, or send an email to rentassistance@hacm.org.

Last Updated on 08/05/2015.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee manages 5,535 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,711 96 234 51 255 98
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $541 $375 $501 $894 $421 $455
Monthly Cost $2,547,746 $36,015 $117,341 $45,597 $107,458 $44,579

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee

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 7% having issued approximately 799 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 34 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $14,925 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 84% of all heads of households being Black and 4% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 82% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee voucher holders in 2016 was $357 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $563. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $123.



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.


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