Marshfield Community Development Authority

601 South Cedar Avenue, Marshfield, WI

There are two waiting lists open now offered by Marshfield Community Development Authority.

Marshfield Community Development Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Marshfield Community Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Marshfield Community Development Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Marshfield Community Development Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Marshfield.

Go to the Wisconsin Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Wisconsin Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Marshfield Community Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Marshfield Community Development Authority (MCDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MCDA to pick up a pre-application, located at 601 South Cedar Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449, during normal office hours.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these original documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, birth certificates, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

For more information, visit the MCDA website, or call the office at (715) 387-0528 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (715)387-0528.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Marshfield Community Development Authority (MCDA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The MCDA offers two Public Housing communities with 209 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MCDA to pick up a pre-application, located at 601 South Cedar Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449 during normal office hours.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these original documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, birth certificates, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the MCDA website, or call the office at (715) 387-0528 during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (715)387-0528.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/03/2015.

About Marshfield Community Development Authority

About the Marshfield Community Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Marshfield Community Development Authority manages 54 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 27 27
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $343 $281
Monthly Cost $9,267 $7,574
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 30% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 19 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $13,079 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% 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 72% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

28% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

2% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Marshfield Community Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 41% include at least one person with a disability. 64% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

47% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 8% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Marshfield Community Development Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $323 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $378. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $101.

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.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Marshfield Community Development Authority

Cedar Rail Apartments and Sct Sts

601 S Cedar Ave
Marshfield, Wisconsin