River Falls Housing Authority

625 North Main Street
River Falls, Pierce County, Wisconsin 54022
(715) 425-7640

River Falls Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in River Falls, Wisconsin that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of June 26th, 2019, River Falls Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

River Falls Housing Authority serves River Falls.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
River Falls Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open River Falls Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The River Falls Housing Authority (RFHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The RFHA offers one Public Housing community with 69 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size 1 to 4 bedrooms.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Visit the RFHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 625 North Main Street, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022 
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
  3. Request a pre-application be mailed to you by calling (715) 425-7640 during normal office hours.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

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

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the RFHA website, or call the office at (715) 425-7640 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)425-7640.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/04/2015.

Other River Falls Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: River Falls Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The River Falls Housing Authority (RFHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from June 2016 until October 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


River Falls, WI is about 40 miles southeast of Minneapolis, MN.



Please note: During the last opening period, according to the RFHA, "Applications will be accepted from families with children, families or individuals living with disabilities and persons who are age 62 or older."


There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Call the RFHA to request an application be mailed to you.
  3. Visit the RFHA office to pick up an application.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been:

  1. Mailed or hand delivered to the RFHA.
  2. Faxed to the RFHA.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.


Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.


For more information, visit the RFHA website, or call the office at (715) 425-7640.

Last Updated on 10/31/2016.

About River Falls Housing Authority

More information about River Falls Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://rfhousing.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/26/2019, it is not known if River Falls 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 River Falls Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, River Falls Housing Authority manages 55 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 50 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $488 $603
Monthly Cost $24,409 $3,014

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for River Falls 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 27% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $16,146 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% 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 78% 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, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 38% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

38% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

6% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the River Falls Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 42% 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, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 41% 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 River Falls Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $377 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $703. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $93.



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 Operated by River Falls Housing Authority

Riverview Manor

625 N Main St
River Falls, WI
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