Winnebago County Housing Authority

600 Merritt Avenue
Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
(920) 424-1450

Winnebago County Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Oshkosh, Wisconsin that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of January 21st, 2019, Winnebago County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

The Winnebago County Housing Authority and Oshkosh Housing Authority work together as the Oshkosh/Winnebago County Housing Authority.

Winnebago County Housing Authority serves Winnebago County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Winnebago County, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Winnebago County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Oshkosh/Winnebago County Housing Authority (O/WCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the O/WCHA website, or call the office at (920) 424-1450 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 9204241450.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/27/2017.

Other Winnebago County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Winnebago County, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Oshkosh/Winnebago County Housing Authority (O/WCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in September 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the O/WCHA website, or call the office at (920) 424-1450.

Last Updated on 09/27/2017.

About Winnebago County Housing Authority

More information about Winnebago County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.ohawcha.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/21/2019, it is not known if Winnebago County 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 Winnebago County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Winnebago County Housing Authority manages 399 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 391 7 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $306 $899 $513
Monthly Cost $119,537 $6,296 $513

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Winnebago 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 17% having issued approximately 24 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 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 $13,900 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% 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 82% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% 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.

27% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

17% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 9% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Winnebago County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 41% include at least one person with a disability. 68% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 59% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 33% 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 Winnebago County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $361 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $436. 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.


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