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Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority

2521 10th Street S
Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin 54494

Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 12th, 2020, Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Huntington House Apartments RAD Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Parkview Apartments, Huntington House Apartments, 10th Avenue Apartments and Scattered Site Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority serves Wisconsin Rapids.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Huntington House Apartments RAD Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Parkview Apartments, Huntington House Apartments, 10th Avenue Apartments and Scattered Site Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

COVID-19 Update: As of June 22, 2020, the website says:

"HAWR's offices are now open to the public, and staff continue to serve HAWR's customers by phone...email...or you can stop in our office."

More coronavirus information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Huntington House Apartments RAD Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority (WRHA) waiting list for RAD Section 8 Project Based Voucher apartments at Huntington House Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June 1, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, contact the WRHA.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the WRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WRHA, as of June 19, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (715) 423-7288.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/19/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Parkview Apartments, Huntington House Apartments, 10th Avenue Apartments and Scattered Site Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority (WRHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments at Parkview Apartments, Huntington House Apartments, 10th Avenue Apartments and Scattered Sites is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, contact the WRHA.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the WRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WRHA, as of June 19, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (715) 423-7288.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/19/2020.

Other Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority (WRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on June 30, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to contact the WRHA.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the WRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WRHA, as of June 22, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

Last Updated on 06/30/2020.

About Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority

More information about Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.wisrapha.org/.

Representatives of Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority may be available by phone at (715) 423-7288. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.


About the Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority manages 173 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, 2019:

Standard
Vouchers 173
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $321
Monthly Cost $55,545

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Wisconsin Rapids 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 25% having issued approximately 8 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 27 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $11,527 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% 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 73% 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, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.

34% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 31% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

3% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 49% 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

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $285 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $376. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $88.



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 Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority

Huntington Hs and Scat Sts

1750 2nd Ave S
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin