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Applicant Portal for Section 8 HCV & PBV Applicants

If you are interested in receiving DCHA housing assistance, you must first apply for admission to the housing program while the waiting list is open (our Section 8 waiting list is currently closed, and we cannot accept or distribute applications at this time). There are no residency requirements. However, DCHA gives priority to applicants who live, work, or attend school in Dane County (click here for more information about preferences).


Once you have submitted an application to DCHA, you may create an online account to help you manage your DCHA application(s). Applicant Portal allows you to: 

  • view the wait list(s) you are currently on

    • please note that DCHA is currently working with our software company to fix a bug in Applicant Portal that is causing some applicants' applications to incorrectly show as having been withdrawn or to not show up at all.

  • review your application, including family, address, income, and asset information 

  • submit requests for changes 

  • request an update to available wait list preferences

Applicant Portal is one way to communicate with DCHA. There is no requirement to establish an Applicant Portal account. All changes may also be submitted in writing to DCHA by fax, e-mail, mail, or drop-off.

At this time, you cannot upload documentation or verifications to the portal. Documents can be submitted via mail, fax, e-mail, or drop-off. If you are on the waiting list, please ONLY submit preference documentation. Submission of other documentation, such as copies of social security cards or birth certificates, is not necessary while you are on the waiting list. DCHA cannot keep any non-preference documentation submitted by applicants, and it will be destroyed if submitted.


Affordable Housing Waiting List Open!

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments for Elderly & Disabled community members located in DeforestVerona (including an available second-floor unit), and Stoughton.

Rent is based on 30% of your gross income.

Please call Wisconsin Management Company at 608-575-4130 with questions on how to apply!

Valor on Washington PBVs

Project-Specific PBV waiting list opening for veterans & their families.

The Valor apartment community, located at 1322 East Washington in Madison, offers affordable two- and three-bedroom apartment homes for veterans and their families.  8 of the units have Project Based Vouchers (PBVs).

In order to qualify for the PBVs at Valor, applicants must:


  • have a household member who is a veteran

  • qualify for a two- or three-bedroom unit based on DCHA subsidy standards & their household composition

If you are interested in applying or have questions about Valor, please contact DCHA Eligibility at Applications for Valor are OPEN as of 07/15/2021!


Landlord Announcement Bulletin:
Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirement

HUD regulations have been passed which require the owners/landlords of all properties that receive federal rental assistance to provide a functioning carbon monoxide alarm/detector, with this requirement being effective Tuesday, December 27th, 2022 (12/27/2022).

For more information on this requirement, you can view and download a copy of the HUD notice by clicking here or below. You can also view this information on our landlord information page here.

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DCHA Office Hours

Our office is located at 6000 Gisholt Drive #203, Monona, WI 53713. We are on the second floor of the building.


DCHA's office hours are as follows:

Monday - 10:00 A.M. to 3:00P.M.

Tuesday - 10:00A.M. to 3:00P.M.

Wednesday - 10:00A.M. to 3:00P.M.

Thursday - 10:00A.M. to 3:00P.M.

Friday - Closed to Public

DCHA's offices are closed on weekends & the following holidays:

If you would like to drop off paperwork at our offices, you can feel free to leave it in the locked dropbox in the hallway to the left of our office door. It is checked at least once daily on business days by DCHA staff.

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
New Year's Eve

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Labor Day

Day after Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

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Housing Search Resources

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DCHA's Vacancy List

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Resources in Dane County


DCHA Board Meetings

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