Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Section 8 Waiting Lists in Wisconsin

As of April 5th 2020, there are 12 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Wisconsin.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 12 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Wisconsin that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

There are 124 housing authorities in Wisconsin which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
La Crosse, WI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 2nd, 2020
Racine County, WI Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on February 16th, 2020
Wausau, WI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on December 6th, 2019
Winnebago County, WI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 1st, 2019
Columbia County, WI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on July 15th, 2019
Janesville, WI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 28th, 2019
Other Counties, Wisconsin Closed on December 31st, 2018
Kenosha, WI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 30th, 2018