La Crosse Housing Authority

1307 Badger Street
La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin 54602

La Crosse Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in La Crosse, Wisconsin that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 25th, 2020, La Crosse Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The La Crosse, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on March 2nd, 2020.

La Crosse Housing Authority serves La Crosse.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
La Crosse, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Public Housing Closed

Open La Crosse Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: La Crosse, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The La Crosse Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from February 18, 2020 at 8:00 am, until March 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm CT.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 $25,200 | 5 $38,900
  • 2 $28,800 | 6 $41,800
  • 3 $32,400 | 7 $44,650
  • 4 $36,000 | 8 $47,550

Preferences have not yet been confirmed, but the public notice states that applicants will be sorted by preferences.

50 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the La Crosse Tribune, and the LHA website, as of February 3, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (608) 782-2264 or emailing LHAWaitlist@lacrossehousing.org.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/18/2020.

Other La Crosse Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The La Crosse Housing Authority (LHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LHA Waitlistcheck application portal, as of February 13, 2020.

Last Updated on 02/13/2020.

About La Crosse Housing Authority

Representatives of La Crosse Housing Authority may be available by phone at (608) 782-2264. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 9:00am to 4:00pm CT. 12:00-1:00

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 02/25/2020, it is not known if La Crosse 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 La Crosse Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, La Crosse Housing Authority manages 116 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 113 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $422 $715
Monthly Cost $47,642 $2,146

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for La Crosse 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 38% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $14,333 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

44% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 67% of all households were headed by a female.

27% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 24% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the La Crosse Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 La Crosse Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $342 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $565. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $90.



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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