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Contact Dane County Housing Authority

We are currently closed to the public until further notice.  Information can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to us. Currently, DCHA is only providing assistance to and answering questions from our current clients. Our Section 8 waiting list is closed to applications at this time, meaning we are unable to accept or distribute Section 8 applications. Valor, a Project-Based Voucher (PBV) property for veterans & their households, has an open waiting list; please contact to get an application or for more information. There is also an open waiting list for affordable housing for elderly & disabled people in DeForest, Verona & Stoughton; please contact Wisconsin Management Company at 608-575-4130 to apply or for more information.

Please note that we do not offer emergency housing or emergency rental assistance, advice for landlord-tenant disputes or questions about rental law, or help in finding and applying for housing. For any of these services, please call United Way at 2-1-1 (Dane County's 24-7-365 confidential & free resource referral hotline), Housing Navigation Services at 608-826-8093, or the Tenant Resource Center at 608-257-0006, or check our Resources page.


You may also reach out to or use the contact form below with any questions about specific resources or needs in the Dane County area, and we can give you information on resources or organizations that may be able to assist you. Due to the fact that we respond to email inquiries from an organizational email and often include links and attachments, your email service may flag our reply to you as spam. If you don't see a reply from us, try checking your spam/junk folder for an email from an address.


If you believe you are on our waiting list and want to reach out regarding your position on the waiting list, please email or use the below contact form and provide your full name & address. Please note that we are unable to give out estimated wait times or specific numbers/positions on our waiting list. We can verify your status as active or inactive and update any contact information - please ensure we have an up-to-date mailing address to reach you at. We only contact those on our waiting list via mail; if mail is returned to us or there is no response to mail we send, you may be withdrawn from the waiting list.

Thanks for submitting! If you do not see a response within 3 to 5 business days, please check your spam/junk folder for an email from an domain. 

DCHA Mailing Address

Dane County Housing Authority
6000 Gisholt Drive, Suite #203
Monona, WI 53713

General Phone & Fax

Phone: 608-224-3636
Fax: 608-224-3632 general inquiries - portability inquiries - eligibility and waitlist inquiries

General Email

Contact: Contact
Contact: List

DCHA Staff Contact Details

Tami Legler, Housing Specialist

608-224-3636 ext. 021

Melanie Ley, Housing Specialist

608-224-3636 ext. 025

Lois McNeal, Housing Specialist

608-224-3636 ext. 033

Susan Taylor, FSS Coordinator

608-224-3636 ext. 032

Heather Corcoran, Eligibility Specialist

608-224-3636 ext. 027

Emmett Ryan, Housing Specialist

608-224-3636 ext. 031

Bob Lange, HQS Inspector

608-224-3636 ext. 028

Misty Lange, Section 8 Coordinator

608-224-3636 ext. 024

Karyn Knaak, Executive Director

608-224-3636 ext. 023

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