Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee

809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 53202

Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Public Housing Homeownership, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee offers Project-Based Section 8 Housing, Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Milwaukee.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Veteran Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Family Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Affordable Market-Rate Housing Unknown

Open Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The HACM is accepting applications for this waiting list from December 15, 2021 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

Please note: According to the HACM, "If you previously completed a pre-application for the Housing Choice Voucher wait list before December 15, 2021 and were not selected in the lottery, you will need to reapply for an opportunity to be chosen in future lotteries."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

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

  • 1 person $29,550 | 5 persons $45,600
  • 2 persons $33,800 | 6 persons $49,000
  • 3 persons $38,000 | 7 persons $52,350
  • 4 persons $42,200 | 8 persons $55,750

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HACM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACM public notice on December 13, 2021.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (414) 286-5681.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/17/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Veteran Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) Veteran Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Victory Manor is currently open.

The HACM is accepting applications for this waiting list from December 15, 2021 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

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

  • 1 person $29,550 | 5 persons $45,600
  • 2 persons $33,800 | 6 persons $49,000
  • 3 persons $38,000 | 7 persons $52,350
  • 4 persons $42,200 | 8 persons $55,750

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veterans

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACM public notice on December 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (414) 286-5681.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/30/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Family Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) Family Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Westlawn Gardens, Scattered Sites and Town Homes at Carver Park is currently open.

The HACM is accepting applications for this waiting list from December 15, 2021 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

  • Westlawn Gardens has 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom units.
  • Scattered Sites have 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom units.
  • Town Homes at Carver Park has 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom units.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

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

  • 1 person $29,550 | 5 persons $45,600
  • 2 persons $33,800 | 6 persons $49,000
  • 3 persons $38,000 | 7 persons $52,350
  • 4 persons $42,200 | 8 persons $55,750

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Westlawn Gardens, is for families of 1 or more persons.
  • Scattered Sites, is for families of 2 or more persons.
  • Town Homes at Carver Park, is for families of 3 or more persons.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACM public notice on December 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (414) 286-5681.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/14/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) Elderly, Near-Elderly, and Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Becher Court, Cherry Court, Convent Hill, Highland Gardens, Holton Terrace, Lapham Park, Merrill Park, Olga Village and Westlawn Gardens Mid-Rise is currently open.

The HACM is accepting applications for this waiting list from December 15, 2021 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

  • Becher Court has 1 and 2-Bedroom units.
  • Cherry Court has 1-Bedroom units.
  • Convent Hill has 1-Bedroom units.
  • Highland Gardens has 1 and 2-Bedroom units.
  • Holton Terrace has 1-Bedroom units.
  • Lapham Park has 1 and 2-Bedroom units.
  • Merrill Park has 1-Bedroom units.
  • Olga Village has 1 and 2-Bedroom units.
  • Westlawn Gardens has 1-Bedroom units.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

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

  • 1 person $29,550 | 5 persons $45,600
  • 2 persons $33,800 | 6 persons $49,000
  • 3 persons $38,000 | 7 persons $52,350
  • 4 persons $42,200 | 8 persons $55,750

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Elderly (62+ years of age and older)
  • Near elderly (50 - 61 years of age and older), and/or disabled (18 years of age and older)

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACM public notice on December 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (414) 286-5681.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/14/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Family Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) Family Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Hillside Terrace, Parklawn and Scattered Sites is currently open.

The HACM is accepting applications for this waiting list from December 15, 2021 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

  • Hillside Terrace has 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom units.
  • Parklawn has 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom units.
  • Scattered Sites have 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6-Bedroom units.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

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

  • 1 person $47,250 | 5 persons $72,900
  • 2 persons $54,000 | 6 persons $78,300
  • 3 persons $60,750 | 7 persons $83,700
  • 4 persons $67,500 | 8 persons $89,100

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACM public notice on December 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (414) 286-5681.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/14/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) Senior and Disabled Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Arlington Court, College Court, Hillside Terrace High-Rise, Lincoln Court, Locust Court, Mitchell Court and Riverview is currently open.

The HACM is accepting applications for this waiting list from December 15, 2021 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

  • Arlington Court has 1-Bedroom units.
  • College Court has 1-Bedroom units.
  • Hillside Terrace High-Rise has 1 and 2-Bedroom units.
  • Lincoln Court has 1-Bedroom units.
  • Locust Court has 1-Bedroom units.
  • Mitchell Court has 1-Bedroom units.
  • Riverview has 1-Bedroom units.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

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

  • 1 person $47,250 | 5 persons $72,900
  • 2 persons $54,000 | 6 persons $78,300
  • 3 persons $60,750 | 7 persons $83,700
  • 4 persons $67,500 | 8 persons $89,100

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Elderly (62+ years of age and older)
  • Near elderly (50 - 61 years of age and older), and/or disabled (18 years of age and older)

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACM public notice on December 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior and Disabled Public Housing rental assistance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (414) 286-5681.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/14/2022.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Waiting Lists

Unknown: Affordable Market-Rate Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 06/18/2020.

About Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee 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.

As of September 24th, 2022, Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee manages 5,563 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,967 77 221 55 315 87
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $527 $478 $494 $771 $446 $435
Monthly Cost $2,091,760 $36,796 $109,128 $42,394 $140,345 $37,857

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee

Convent Hill Gardens

455 E Ogden Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cherry Court Midrise

1525 N 24th St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR

Hillside Terrace

1545 N 7th St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Holton Terrace

2825 N Holton St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
Studio BR
55+
Accessible

College Court

3334 W Highland Blvd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+

Arlington Court

1633 N Arlington Pl
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR

Locust Court

1350 E Locust St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible

Scat Site North and West

1915 W Cornell St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mitchell Court

2600 W National Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR

Lincoln Court

2325 S Howell Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR

Highland Homes

1818 W. Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
3-5 BR

Scat Site South

1541 W Plainfield Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Riverview

1300 E Kane Pl
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible

Scattered Sites

2621 N 16th St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Merrill Park

222 N 33rd St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Parklawn

4434 W. Marion St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Scat Site Housing Authority Home

3246 N Julia St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Becher Court

1802 W Becher St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Townhomes at Carver Park

1901 N. 6th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
2-5 BR

Scat Site Hope VI Cherry

2482 W Vliet St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Scat Site Tax Credit 2008

3346 N 9th St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Olga Village

722 W Washington St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Scat Site Hope VI 6780a

3447 N 3rd St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Highland Gardens

1818 West Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible

Berryland

6089 N.42nd Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Northlawn

5145 N. 20th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee

Lapham Park

1901 N 6th St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Victory Manor

North 68th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Veterans Welcome

Westlawn Gardens

6236 W Birch Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior
Accessible

Surgeon's Quarters

5000 W. National Ave, Building 17
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Veterans Welcome

Southlawn

3550 S. 25th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call For Rent
1-3 BR