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Kenosha Housing Authority

625 52nd Street
Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin 53140

Kenosha Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Kenosha Housing Authority serves Kenosha.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Kenosha, WI Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Kenosha Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to 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.

Kenosha Housing Authority Website: https://www.kenosha.org/departments/housing-authority.

Kenosha Housing Authority Phone: (262) 653-4120.

COVID-19 Update: As of September 14, 2020, the Kenosha Housing Authority website says its coronavirus "policies are currently inactive."

Closed: Kenosha, WI Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Kenosha Housing Authority (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day only on September 14, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

According to the KHA, "No paper applications will be available. The application can be completed from a computer or cell phone with Internet access (e.g. home, library, community-based organizations). You must be able to provide the full name, date of birth, social security number, and income information for every household member. Head of household must provide an email address. Incomplete or duplicate submissions will be disqualified."

This waiting list had the following preferences: Reside, work or attend school in Kenosha County.

1,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, read the KHA public notice, or visit the KHA website.

Last Updated on 03/14/2021.

About Kenosha Housing Authority

More information about Kenosha Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.kenosha.org/departments/housing-authority.

Representatives of Kenosha Housing Authority may be available by phone at (262) 653-4120. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/17/2021, it is not known if Kenosha Housing Authority 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 Kenosha Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Kenosha Housing Authority manages 1,079 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 Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 898 10 46 3 18 8 93
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $620 $485 $610 $504 $1,106 $635 $503
Monthly Cost $556,439 $4,853 $28,046 $1,511 $19,914 $5,076 $46,735

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Kenosha Housing Authority

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 129 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 57 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $15,718 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% 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, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

60% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

57% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 46% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Kenosha Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Kenosha Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $399 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $665. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $129.



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.