Racine County Housing Authority

837 S Main Street
Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin
(262) 636-3405

Program Details

Racine County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Racine, Wisconsin.

Racine County Housing Authority serves Racine County.

Racine County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Racine County, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Soon

AUGUST
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Racine County, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When: August 6th, 2018 at 08:00 AM CT-August 9th, 2018 at 04:00 PM CT
  • Ways to Apply: Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Random Lottery
  • Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (262) 636-3405.

The Housing Authority of Racine County (HARC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from August 6, 2018 at 8:00 am, until August 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm CT.

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

Income limit information can be found here.

There are no preferences.

1,500 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, read the HARC public notice, visit the HARC website, or call the office at (262) 636-3405


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/05/2018.

About Racine County Housing Authority

More information about Racine County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.theharc.com/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/03/2018, Racine County Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Racine County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Racine County Housing Authority manages 1,639 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardHomeownershipTenant ProtectionPorted OutVASH
Vouchers1,45510173147
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$466$270$231$920$338
Monthly Cost$677,565$2,695$3,922$28,506$15,882

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Racine County 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 9% having issued approximately 175 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 21 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $13,853 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% 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 60% 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, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

54% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

82% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 71% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Racine County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 33% 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

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Racine County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $364 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $545. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $144.



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.


Apartment Communities managed by Racine County Housing Authority

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