Housing Authority of the City of Superior

1219 North 8th Street
Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin 54880

Housing Authority of the City of Superior is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 29th, 2021, Housing Authority of the City of Superior has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the City of Superior serves Superior.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of Superior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of Superior 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Superior Phone: (715) 394-6601.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Housing Authority of the City of Superior (HACS) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The HACS offers two Public Housing communities with 465 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

There are three ways to apply:
1. Follow this link to submit an online pre-application (the apply online link is in the middle of the page). Be sure to print out the last page of the online pre-application and sign and mail to the HACS within ten days of the submitted pre-application.
2. Download a pre-application here, then print and complete.
3. Visit the HACS to pick up a pre-application, located at 1219 N 8th Street, Superior, WI 54880, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday- Thursday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: If claiming a preference, provide documentation.

The HACS does have a preference for: Applicants who have lived in Superior for the past year, victim of domestic violence, or disabled.

For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the office at 715-394-6601, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (715)394-6601.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/21/2015.

About Housing Authority of the City of Superior

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Superior may be available by phone at (715) 394-6601. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/29/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Superior 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 Housing Authority of the City of Superior Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Superior manages 137 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, 2020:

Standard Homeownership VASH
Vouchers 129 5 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $347 $291 $235
Monthly Cost $44,730 $1,455 $706

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

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 8% having issued approximately 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 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 24 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $11,836 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% 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 77% 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, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

30% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 24% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

13% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 9% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Superior Housing Choice Voucher program, 36% include at least one person with a disability. 57% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 66% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 36% 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 Superior voucher holders in 2016 was $318 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $486. 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 Superior

Park Place Homes

612 N 12th St
Superior, Wisconsin

Catlin Court

418 N 12th St
Superior, Wisconsin