About Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services

The Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Janesville, Wisconsin.

The Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services serves Janesville.

Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services Waiting Lists

Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services (JNCS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on April 7, 2016 at 8:00 am CT, and is open indefinitely.

Janesville, WI is about 65 miles southwest of Milwaukee, WI.

Please note: This waiting list has a preference. This means that applicants who qualify for this preference will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of this preference, applicants who do not qualify may have a long wait to receive assistance, or may not receive assistance from this office.

To apply, visit the Janesville City Hall Neighborhood and Community Seervices Department, located at 18 N. Jackson St., First Floor, Janesville, WI 53548, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Disabled applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application can call the JNCS at (608) 755-3065.

The following documentation is required when submitting the pre-application: Last four digits of the applicant's Social Security Number.

The JNCS has identified the following preferences: Live or work in the City of Janesville.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the pre-application is received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the JNCS website, or call the office at (608) 755-3065.

Last Updated on 08/31/2016.


About the Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services manages 520 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 507 9 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $426 $312 $761
Monthly Cost $215,845 $2,804 $3,043

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services

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 16% having issued approximately 33 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 23 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $12,065 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 66% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

30% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 21% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services voucher holders in 2016 was $307 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $545. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $91.



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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