Applicant Information

HOW DO I REPORT A CHANGE?

All changes must be submitted in writing.  Report changes of your mailing address, income, family composition or anything else that you originally stated on your application that has changed.  You may drop off, mail, fax or email changes to info@dcha.net.  We only contact applicants by mail, so please make sure your address is current with us.  If we cannot reach you by mail or mail is returned to us, your name will be withdrawn from the wait list.  Click here to email your change(s).

WHAT ARE THE INCOME GUIDELINES?

Click here to download the most current income guidelines.

I’VE JUST SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION, HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WAIT FOR HELP?

There is not a simple answer to this question because an applicant’s wait will depend upon whether or not they are eligible, whether or not they have a preference, the date of the application, etc. In general, an applicant’s wait for assisted housing (Public Housing) or housing assistance (Section 8) can vary from months to several years. Public Housing applicants, in addition, to the above must also wait until there is a vacant unit available that meets the needs of the family.

WHERE AM I ON THE WAITING LISTS?

Dane County Housing Authority does not give out numbers or rankings on the waiting list, simply because your position fluctuates as new applicants are added and others are taken off the waiting lists.

DO I HAVE TO BE A DANE COUNTY RESIDENT TO BE ASSISTED?

No.  Preference however, is given to those living, working or attending a training program in Dane County.

DO YOU HAVE EMERGENCY HOUSING OR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE?

No. We do not have or provide emergency assistance. Though you may be eligible for, and in need of housing assistance, there are not enough funds to assist everyone who qualifies. This is why the waiting lists and the wait are so long.

 

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