Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services

18 North Jackson Street, First Floor
Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin 53547

Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services is a Public Housing Agency in Janesville, Wisconsin that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs.

Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services serves Janesville.

Waiting List Statuses
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Janesville, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services Waiting Lists

Closed: Janesville, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Janesville Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8-Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month from May until June, 2019; and before that in January, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. On May 31, 2019, pick up an application at the Rock County Job Center.
  2. From June 3 until June 28, 2019, pick up an application at Janesville City Hall.

Once the paper application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. On May 31, 2019, dropped off at the Rock County Job Center.
  2. From June 3 until June 28, 2019, dropped off at Janesville City Hall.

The waiting list had the following preferences: Live or Work within the City of Janesville.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preference.

For more information, visit the JHA website.

Last Updated on 07/31/2019.

About Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services

More information about Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services can be found on its website at http://www.ci.janesville.wi.us/government/departments-divisions/neighborhood-and-community-services/housing.

Representatives of Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services may be available by phone at (608) 755-3065. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 7:30am to 4:30pm CT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm
Friday 7:30am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 10/14/2019, it is not known if Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services 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 Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services manages 484 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 472 4 8
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $448 $360 $664
Monthly Cost $211,409 $1,440 $5,309

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.