Who is Eligible? 

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. A Housing Authority (HA) determination of your eligibility will be based on the following:

1.  Annual gross income
2.  Whether you qualify as a person with a disability or as a family 
3.  US citizenship or eligible immigration status 

If you are eligible, the HA will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants.  The HA will deny admission to an applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project's environment. 

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How is Rent Determined? 
 
Your rent which is referred to as the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) in this program would be based on your family's anticipated gross annual income less deductions if any.
  
Program participants normally pay no more than 30% of their monthly adjusted income toward rent and utilities.
 
HUD regulations allow HA's to exclude from your annual income the following allowances:
 
  • $480 for each dependant
  • $400 for any elderly family, or a person with a disability 
  • Certain medical deductions for families headed by an elderly parent or a person with disabilities
 
Based on your application the HA representative can determine if any of the allowable deductions should be subtracted from your income.
 
Annual income is the anticipated total income from all sources received from the head of household and spouse, and each additional member of the family 18 years of age or older.  
Public Housing Program - Administer by BCHA
Section 8 - Voucher Program - Administer by CWCAC
What is Section 8 — Voucher?


This is a Federal rental assistance program whereas eligible families with income at, or below, 50% of the County Median Income pay between 30-40% of their adjusted income for rent and the balance is subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  

Central Wisconsin Community Action Council (CWCAC) administers this program, under the jurisdiction of WHEDA, to serve Burnett County. To receive an application, *when the waiting list is open, please visit the website at www.cwcac.org/section-8/ and an application will be available for download. *Please be advised that due to funding restrictions, waiting lists can be closed periodically and when closed, the application option is removed from the website.


For information regarding applications, please contact CWCAC at 608.254.8353





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FY 2021 Income Limits Summary
State Wide - Wisconsin
Very Low-Income (50%) Limit (VLIL)
1 Person          2 Person          3 Person          4 Person          5 Person          6 Person          7 Person          8 Person
Extremely Low-Income Limit (ELIL)
Low-Income (80%) Limit (LIL)
1 Person          2 Person          3 Person          4 Person          5 Person          6 Person          7 Person          8 Person
1 Person          2 Person          3 Person          4 Person          5 Person          6 Person          7 Person          8 Person
25,150           28,750               32,350             35,900            38,800              41,650              44,550               47,400
     40,250             46,000             51,750              57,450                62,050             66,650           71,250               75,850
15,100           17,420               21,960             26,500                31,040             35,580              40,120               44,660