West Bend Housing Authority

475 Meadowbrook Drive
West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin 53090

West Bend Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 27th, 2021, West Bend Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

West Bend Housing Authority serves West Bend.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
West Bend Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open West Bend Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

West Bend Housing Authority Phone: (262) 338-0771.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The West Bend Housing Authority (WBHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior/disabled households.

Please note: The WBHA does not offer a Public Housing program for families.

The WBHA offers one Public Housing community with 72 units for senior/disabled households.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the WBHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 475 Meadowbrook Dr., West Bend, WI 53090, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (262) 338-0771 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.

The WBHA does not have a preference.

Qualified applicants will be placed by the date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, call the WBHA at (262) 338-0771 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 (262)338-0771.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/04/2015.

About West Bend Housing Authority

Representatives of West Bend Housing Authority may be available by phone at (262) 338-0771. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/27/2021, it is not known if West Bend 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 West Bend Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, West Bend Housing Authority manages 174 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Tenant Protection Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 71 9 89
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $529 $196 $443
Monthly Cost $37,582 $1,760 $39,471

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for West Bend 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 11% having issued approximately 18 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $12,152 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% 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, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

28% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

11% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 10% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the West Bend Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 39% include at least one person with a disability. 59% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

41% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 West Bend Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $306 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $538. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $104.



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 West Bend Housing Authority

Meadow Brook Manor II

475 Meadowbrook Dr
West Bend, Wisconsin
Subsidized