Section 8 Rent Assistance
WAITLIST SELECTIONS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!
Click here to see if you are on the list to receive a voucher
We are excited to provide 2,000 more individuals with the opportunity for rent assistance!
If your receipt number is on the list:
1) You will receive a waitlist placement form in the mail. This form should be returned to the Housing Division by mail or in the drop box at the Housing Division (600 W Walnut Street, Suite 100) prior to September 30. This will determine your eligibility and waitlist placement.
- Applicants are not eligible until full application materials are processed.
- Applicants will also be required to provide full supporting documentation (not limited to: Birth Certificate, current ID, SS card, income verification, Bank statement).
- Applicants will need to provide documentation of preferences. If they submit for preferences that they cannot verify, they will lose that spot on the waitlist.
2) When a voucher is made available, you will receive a call from a Housing Division team member.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS IF YOU MOVE. If we are unable to reach you when you are pulled from the waitlist, you will be removed from the list. You can update your address at the Housing Division with a photo ID.
If your receipt number is NOT on the list:
- You can reapply at a later date. We anticipate the list will open again in 2-3 years.
- For updated information, check this website or follow us on social media.
What is Section 8 Rent Assistance?
Section 8 is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program is designed to help low income families and individuals with rent assistance for decent, safe and sanitary housing provided by private owners and rental agents.
Now accepting applications for Section 8 Housing Vouchers
(for the first time in 15 years!)
Enrollment dates, locations, and times are listed below. The following information will be required for each household: Name, Date of Birth, Mailing Address, Social Security Number and if available, Phone Number. Full applications will be mailed at a later date.
Who is eligible to apply?
Housing assistance is available to US citizens, US nationals, or non-citizens that have eligible immigration status; “mixed families” will receive prorated assistance. You may enroll yourself and up to (2) two other households. All households must meet the income limits set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
HOUSEHOLD SIZE / INCOME LIMITS
APPLICATIONS WILL BE PLACED INTO A LOTTERY!
(The first person in line has same chance to be placed on waitlist as last person in line)
Apply at any time at any of these locations and you will be placed into the lottery
July 12: 1 - 7 p.m. | July 13: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | July 14: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
MLK Jr. Rec Center*
1531 W Vliet St.
Gordon Park Pavilion*
2828 N Humboldt Blvd.
McCarty Park Pavilion*
2567 S 79th St.
*APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE WALNUT STREET LOCATION!
Please do not arrive onsite prior to registration times.
*NO NEED TO BE FIRST IN LINE!
A lottery system = equal chances for all!
STEP 1 : APPLY - Apply during our enrollment period during any time and at any location easiest for you! Multiple applications will result in disqualification!
STEP 2: AUTOMATIC LOTTERY ENTRY - Once you apply, you will be automatically entered into a lottery.
STEP 3: WAITLIST - From the lottery, households will be chosen and then waitlisted based on program preferences as designated in the administrative plan. Registrants that are chosen for the lottery will be contacted by the Housing Division by September 6.
HOUSEHOLDS NOT SELECTED WILL NOT BE CONTACTED.
SELECTED HOUSEHOLDS WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 6.
STEP 4: RECEIVE VOUCHER - You will be contacted to complete a full application when a voucher is made available. (Program eligibility determined at this time.)
Applicants are not eligible until full application materials are processed. Applicants will also be required to provide full supporting documentation (not limited to: Birth Certificate, current ID, SS card, income verification, Bank statement). Applicants will need to provide documentation of preferences. If they submit for preferences that they cannot verify, they will lose that spot on the waitlist.
Section 8 Applicant Disqualifiers
If a member of your household meets one or more of the following criteria, you will be ineligible for
Milwaukee County’s Section 8 Voucher Program:
· Subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program.
· Convicted of drug-related criminal activity for the production or manufacture of methamphetamine.
· Engaged in the following criminal activities within the past 5 years: (Seriousness of offense, time since conviction/recent history and rehabilitation considered)
Drug related criminal activity, defined by HUD as the illegal manufacture, sale, distribution, or use of a drug, or the possession of a drug with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute or use the drug.
Violent criminal activity, defined by HUD as any criminal activity that has as one of its elements the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force substantial enough to cause, or be reasonably likely to cause, serious bodily injury or property damage.
· Evicted from federally assisted housing in the last 5 years.
· Terminated by Milwaukee County’s rent assistance program.
· Families over income (all household income is considered).
· Incomplete documentation or fraudulent information
APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT WALNUT STREET LOCATION!
Table of Contents
Overview of Program and Plan
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Applications, Waiting List and Tenant Selection
Briefings and Voucher Issuance
Income and Subsidy Determinations
Housing Quality Standards Rent Reasonableness
General Leasing Policies
Moving with Continued Assistance Portability
Termination of Assistance and Tenancy
Special Housing Types
Admin Plan Glossary