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Housing Programs

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Subsidized Housing (where tenants pay 30% of their income in rent and utilities) through HUD's Low Income Public Housing Program, HUD's Multi-Family Section 8 Program, and USDA's Rural Development Program.

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The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as the Section 8 Program, is a major federal government program helping very-low income families, the elderly, and disabled afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing.


136 units of Income Restricted housing throughout Dane County utilizing the Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit, government grants and traditional financing.

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Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs)

DCHA's Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program is temporarily not accepting/processing new referrals due to staffing shortages. Please check back on DCHA's website for future news on when we will resume accepting & processing referrals. [04/15/2022]

Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) will be allocated to families referred to the DCHA from Dane County's Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinated Entry (CE) system.

EHVs will prioritize households and families currently experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence with a child/children under six, and those exiting Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), Rapid Rehousing (RRH), and Transitional Housing (TH) programs as identified on the 2021 Housing Inventory Count (HIC).

For more information about the Homeless Services Consortium and Coordinated Entry system, you can visit the HSC website here:

Housing Programs: What We Do
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