The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) provides high-quality housing options to over 11,000 households throughout Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.
Public housing helps people with low incomes rent apartments they can afford. In most cases, they pay no more than 30 percent of their household's monthly income for rent and utilities. Our properties are generally designated for families, seniors and disabled adults or some combination of the three. To learn more about our housing communities, visit the All Properties page.
- Family/General Occupancy Public Housing Waiting List: CLOSED
Due to the number of families already on the waiting list for public housing, we are not accepting new applications at this time. Learn more about this housing options on the Family Housing page.
- Senior and Adult Disabled Public Housing Waiting List: OPEN
To apply for available senior and adult disabled subsidized housing options, visit the Apply for Housing page.
In addition to public housing, HACM has other affordable housing options for low-income households, including Low-Income Housing Tax Credit housing and Section 202 housing for seniors. Information about applying for these apartments is available on the individual development descriptions that can be found on the All Properties page.
Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 Rent Assistance)
HACM provides over 5,500 low-income households with Section 8 vouchers to help them rent apartments on the private market. The voucher holder pays approximately 30 percent of their income for rent, and HACM pays the difference directly to the landlord. The waiting list for HACM’s Rent Assistance Program is currently closed, but you can learn more about the program by visiting the Housing Voucher Program (Section 8 Rent Assistance) page.
Affordable Market-Rate Housing
HACM owns nearly 1,000 apartment homes that are not subsidized but priced affordably for their neighborhoods. Minimum household income is required to apply. Learn more by visiting the Affordable Market-Rate Housing page.
Other Affordable Housing
Many other landlords offer affordable housing throughout the city of Milwaukee and beyond. To search these options based on your needs, visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website or www.wihousingsearch.org. The Wisconsin Association of Housing Authorities also maintains a list of Wisconsin housing authorities that have immediate openings at www.wahaonline.org.
Individuals who are in need of emergency shelter or other homelessness services should contact the Impact 2-1-1 Program by dialing 2-1-1 or (414) 773-0211 or (866) 211-3380. Additional information about Impact 2-1-1 can be found at www.impactinc.org.