Wausau Community Development Authority

This housing agency serves Wausau, Wisconsin.

Waiting List
Open Now: Wausau, Wisconsin Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Wausau, Wisconsin Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Scattered Sites Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Riverview Towers, Near Elderly and Disabled Other Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Riverview Terrace, Affordable Assisted Living Other Senior Waiting List Learn More

Open Now: Wausau, Wisconsin Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Wausau Community Development Authority (WCDA) is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from March 25, 2024 at 8:00 am, until April 12, 2024 at 3:00 pm CT.  This is the first time the waiting list has been open since it closed in August, 2022.

There are two ways to apply while the waitlist is open:

  1. Print the paper application that will be available on the WCDA website.
  2. Pick up the application from the WCDA office, located at 550 East Thomas Street Wausau, WI 54403.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Hand delivered to the WCDA office, address mentioned above.
  2. Mailed to the WCDA office, address mentioned above.
  3. Faxed to 715-843-5167.
  4. Emailed to Barbara at barbra.bets@ci.wausa.wi.us or Jamie at jamie.collins@ci.wausau.wi.us

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the WCDA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WCDA public notice on March 11, 2024.

Closed: Wausau, Wisconsin Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Wausau Community Development Authority (WCDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The WCDA last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 18, 2022, until August 5, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the paper application.
  2. Pick up the application from the WCDA.

Once the application was completed, it was returned to the WCDA office.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the WCDA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WCDA on July 22, 2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Scattered Sites Public Housing Waiting List

The Wausau Community Development Authority (WCDA) is accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for Scattered Site Apartments since at least September, 2015, until further notice.

Please note: According to the WCDA, "The program offers 46 non-smoking duplexes and single family homes scattered throughout the City of Wausau.  There are one, two, three and four bedroom single family homes and duplexes available."

To apply while the waitlist is open, print the paper application.

Once the paper application is completed, it must be: turned it to the WCDA office, located at 550 E. Thomas Street, Wausau, WI 54403-6442.

For more information, visit the WCDA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WCDA website on March 11, 2024.

Open Until Further Notice: Riverview Towers, Near Elderly and Disabled Other Waiting List

The Wausau Community Development Authority (WCDA) Near Elderly and Disabled waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Riverview Towers is currently open.

The WCDA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of July 22, 2022, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the WCDA office, located at 540 E. Thomas Street, Wausau, WI 54403.

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

  • 1 Person $38,940
  • 2 Persons $44,520

There are no preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the WCDA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WCDA on July 22, 2022 and updated on March 11, 2024.

Open Until Further Notice: Riverview Terrace, Affordable Assisted Living Other Senior Waiting List

The Wausau Community Development Authority (WCDA) is accepting Senior Affordable Assisted Living waiting list applications for Riverview Terrace Apartments from the earliest confirmed date of July 22, 2022, until further notice.

  • Riverview Terrace Assisted Living is a Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC) licensed to provide each resident up to 28 hours per week of supportive, personal and nursing services. To be eligible for Riverview Terrace, an individual must be 62 years of age or older and successfully complete a functional assessment conducted through the WCDA. 

There are two ways to apply while the waitlist is open:

  1. Print the paper application.
  2. Pick up an application from WCDA, located at 540 E. Thomas Street, Wausau, WI 54403.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the WCDA, address mentioned above.

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

  • 1 Person $51,950
  • 2 Persons $59,350

There are no preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the WCDA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WCDA on July 22, 2022 and updated on March 11, 2024.

About The Agency

Wausau Community Development Authority provides affordable housing for up to 630 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 7:00am-3:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am-3:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am-3:30pm
Thursday 7:00am-3:30pm
Friday 7:00am-3:30pm

550 East Thomas Street, Wausau, WI

Visit Website(715) 261-6687

Section 8 Application Checklist

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How large is the Wausau Community Development Authority?

Wausau Community Development Authority serves 488 low-income households. The agency manages 598 Housing Choice Vouchers and 46 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Wausau Community Development Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 74 percent of households served by Wausau Community Development Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 97 percent of Wausau Community Development Authority households.

How many Wausau Community Development Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 68 households and make up 14 percent of households served by Wausau Community Development Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Wausau Community Development Authority?

There are 297 female-headed renter households living in Wausau Community Development Authority housing. Households headed by females are 61% of those served by the Wausau Community Development Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Wausau Community Development Authority renters?

Black 29
Native American 5
Asian-Pacific Islander 24
White 415
Hispanic 15

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Wausau Community Development Authority?

There are 209 households headed by seniors served by the Wausau Community Development Authority. Senior households are 43% of households in Wausau Community Development Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Wausau Community Development Authority housing?

There are 200 persons with disabilities living in Wausau Community Development Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 41% of households served by the Wausau Community Development Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Wausau Community Development Authority?

The Wausau Community Development Authority is rated as a high performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Wausau Community Development Authority

Riverview Towers East

500 Grand Ave, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403