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Section 8 Rent Assistance

HACM Rent Assistance

Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee


RENT ASSISTANCE VOUCHER WAITING LIST: A wait list registration will be held July 23 through July 31, 2015. Learn more and register at www.hacmhcv.com.



ABOUT THE PROGRAM: This Section 8 Program is a federally-funded program administered by HACM. The Section 8 Program, often referred to as the Rent Assistance Program (RAP), is designed to help low- and moderate-income families rent privately-owned housing. The rental subsidy, known as a housing assistance payment, is paid directly to the property owner or designated payee each month. This program is available to a limited number of families and allows them to pay approximately 30% to 40% of their income toward their monthly rent. The program pays the balance of the rent to the landlord in the form of a monthly check.

5011 W. Lisbon Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53210
(414) 286-5650
(If you have questions regarding the Rent Assistance Wait List registration between July 23 and July 31, please send an email to rentassistance@hacm.org.)

OFFICE HOURS: 7:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., Monday - Friday with the exception of holidays
WALK-IN HOURS FOR HELP WITH CERTIFICATION (does not include the Lease & Contract or Inspection Divisions): Tuesdays between 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. and Thursdays between 1:30 P.M. and 4:30 P.M.

Additional Contact Information


Rent Assistance Program Guide

Rent Reasonableness Requirements and Regulations

Utility Allowance Schedule for Landlords Providing Utilities

Reasonable Accommodations

Lead-Based Paint Requirements

Electronic Fund Transfer for Payments to Landlords




The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee is an equal opportunity housing provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, handicap, lawful source of income, marital status, family status or sexual orientation.