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Housing Choice Voucher Program

Dane County Housing Authority administers the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program/Section 8 Program, which provides eligible families and individuals the opportunity to rent housing of their choice on the private market. Our jurisdiction is all of Dane County except the City of Madison, which is covered by the CDA of the City of Madison.

The HCV Program is a major federal government program helping very low income families, the elderly, and disabled afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing.

Both Project Based Vouchers (PBVs) and regular tenant based Housing Choice Vouchers (what most people think of when they think of Section 8) fall under this category.  

Housing Choice Voucher Program: What We Do

Project Specific PBV Waiting List Opening

Project Based Vouchers for households with veterans at Valor on Washington -

Applications OPEN as of 7/15/2021!

This apartment community will offer affordable two and three bedroom apartment homes for veterans and their families.  8 of the units will have Project Based Vouchers (PBVs).

To qualify for the Project Based Vouchers at this property, applicants must have a household member that is a veteran and qualify for a 2 or 3 bedroom based on their household composition and DCHA subsidy standards.

For questions or to get an application, contact DCHA Eligibility. 

Applications for Valor are OPEN as of 7/15/2021!

Housing Choice Voucher Program: Text
School Application

Waiting Lists - Closed or Not Open to the Public

Regular Tenant Based Section 8 Voucher Waiting List

Currently Closed

Combined/Centralized Project Based Voucher (PBV) Waiting List

Currently Closed

Family Unification Program (FUP) 

Waiting List

Applicants are referred through Dane County Human Services

Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers

Applicants are referred by the VA

Coordinated Entry Referral Waiting List for Project Based Vouchers (PBVs)

Applicants currently experiencing homelessness are referred from the Housing Priority List by partnering Homeless Service Orgnazations in the Continuum of Care (CoC) to fill select units with PBVs in Dane County

Housing Choice Voucher Program: Programs
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