Public housing

HACM will open all voucher and social housing waiting lists

Beginning Wednesday, December 15 at 9:00 a.m. CST and until further notice, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) will be accepting pre-applications online at waiting of people interested in applying for the following four different types of subsidized housing. Participants in HACM’s subsidized housing programs typically pay 30% of their income for rent, and with funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, HACM pays the difference.

1. Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8 Rental Assistance): HACM will open its waiting list for the Housing Choice Vouchers program. Housing Choice Vouchers are a federally funded form of Section 8 rental assistance administered locally by the Housing Authority. The program provides very low-income families with vouchers to help them pay their rent for housing in private market housing that has been inspected and meets the program’s housing quality standards. The HACM will accept online pre-registrations to be included in one or more lotteries to be selected for this waiting list. If you have already pre-applied for the Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist before December 15, 2021 and were not selected in the lottery, you will need to re-apply to be eligible for selection. future lotteries.

2. Project-Based Vouchers: HACM continues its open waiting lists for project-based vouchers. Project-based vouchers are a type of aid that subsidizes the cost of housing in specific housing estates. HACM is currently accepting pre-applications for the following 12 developments. Anyone 18 years of age or older who meets the income criteria can apply, but preferences will be given to those who meet the criteria listed below for each development. You can register for any or all of the specific buildings, depending on your interest.

3. Public housing for the elderly and disabled: HACM will open the waiting list for public housing for the elderly and disabled. These are apartments in high-rise buildings in different areas of Milwaukee. Once approved for housing, you will be offered a selection of buildings with available units.

4. Social housing for families: HACM will open its waiting list for social family housing. This is subsidized housing for families in three developments: Hillside Terrace, located west of 6and Street just north of Forum Fiserv (units of 1 to 5 bedrooms); Parklawn, located just north of Capitol Drive and west of Sherman Boulevard (1-3 bedroom units); and Scattered Sites which are scattered throughout many Milwaukee neighborhoods (2-6 bedroom units). Once approved for housing, you will be offered a choice of developments that have units available.


Housing Choice Vouchers and Project Vouchers: To qualify for these types of subsidized housing, the head of household must be 18 years of age or older and the TOTAL household income must not exceed the limits listed below:

Social housing for the elderly and people with disabilities and social housing for families: to benefit from these types of social housing, the head of the household must be at least 18 years old and the TOTAL income of the household must not exceed the limits indicated below:

Interested individuals can register and pre-apply for any waitlists they are interested in at waiting starting Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. CST. Once an individual has pre-applied, they will be contacted by email once their name has been selected and asked to complete an application to determine their eligibility. Due to various factors, we are unable to provide waitlist registrants with their position on a particular waitlist.

Pre-applications will be accepted only online at:

In order to register and pre-apply, a person MUST have the following six pieces of information:

First and last name (for all household members)

Date of birth (for all household members)

· Address

· Social Security number

Telephone number (including area code)

· E-mail address


If you don’t have access to an internet-connected device, public libraries have computers that the public can use for free.

Pre-requests can be discontinued at any time if the program reaches capacity.

We strongly encourage anyone who is currently on a waitlist to tune in to ensure that their information is up to date and that you are on the waiting lists that interest you.

If you have additional questions or need reasonable accommodation, you can call the Waiting List Helpline at (414) 286-5681.

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