Kenosha Housing Authority

625 52nd Street
Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin 53140
(262) 653-4120

Kenosha Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Kenosha, Wisconsin that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Kenosha Housing Authority serves Kenosha.

Waiting List Statuses
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Kenosha, WI Housing Choice Voucher Closed

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Closed: Kenosha, WI Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Kenosha Housing Authority (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed, from August 29, 2018, 2018 at 9:00 am until August 30, 2018, at 11:59 pm CT. It was last open for two days in August, 2018; and before that in June, 2016 and in 2009. 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.

This waiting list had at least one preference: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Further preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the KHA website, or call the office at (262) 653-4120.

Last Updated on 10/29/2018.

About Kenosha Housing Authority

More information about Kenosha Housing Authority can be found on its website at

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/26/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Kenosha Housing Authority manages 1,072 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 891 11 47 3 17 1 99
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $581 $385 $582 $498 $963 $843 $442
Monthly Cost $517,709 $4,234 $27,365 $1,495 $16,364 $843 $43,778

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.