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Subsidized Family Public Housing

The waiting list for Family Public Housing is currently closed.

Senior & Adult Disabled Public Housing

We are currently accepting applications for Senior and Adult Disabled Public Housing.

Two ways to apply for Senior (50+) or Adult Disabled Housing:

  1. Call (414) 286-5678 or (414) 286-3504 (TDD) and request that an application be mailed to you.
  2. Download and print the Pre-Application for Seniors and Disabled Adults, complete it and mail it to us. PLEASE NOTE: A single application is required to apply for all senior and adult disabled buildings. You do not need to submit an application for each building you may be interested in.

Please visit our Senior and Adult Disabled Housing page to learn more about the program before you apply. You can view our housing options at Senior Housing and Adult Disabled Housing.

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8 Assistance) Program

  • Tenant-Based Rent Assistance: We are not accepting new applications for Tenant-Based Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8 Rent Assistance) due to the number of households already on the waiting lists for those programs.
  • Project-Based Rent Assistance: When there is availability, we accept online registrations on the first working day of the month for Project-Based Housing Choice Vouchers. This type of housing assistance applies to specific buildings.

Affordable Market-Rate Housing

We are continually accepting new applications for our Affordable Market-Rate Housing apartments at Berryland, Northlawn and Southlawn. Visit the Affordable Market-Rate Housing page to learn more about applying for these properties.


Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through sign language interpreters or other auxiliary aids.

For more information or assistance, please contact Pat Schmidtknecht, 504 Coordinator for the Housing Authority at (414) 286-5678 (voice) or (414) 286-3504 (TDD). Pat Schmidtknecht can also be reached by writing to Housing Authority, P. O. Box 324, Milwaukee, WI 53201 or you may email