Family Housing

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Westlawn Gardens HACM provides public and affordable housing for low-income families and general occupancy at properties we own in the city of Milwaukee.

The waiting list for Family Housing is currently closed.

View our Family Housing Properties.

Our waiting list for seniors 50+ and disabled adults is continuously open. Learn more on the Senior and Disabled Adult Housing page.

Waiting List Information

If you are on the waiting list and would like to update your information, please contact our Housing Intake Office at (414) 286-5678.

About Public Housing


Rent is generally based on 30% of your income. However, no one will pay more than a flat rent that is established for each property based on comparable rents in the neighborhood.

Income Restrictions

Household income cannot exceed limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:


(80% of Milwaukee County Median Income)
Maximum Household Income Allowed Per Year*

1 Person

2 People

3 People

4 People

5 People

6 People

7 People

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*Flat rent and maximum income limits are subject to change.

Approval Process

For applicants who meet the income criteria, a credit report, criminal history and three-year rental history (landlord references) will be obtained and verified, and your household income and assets will verified to determine if your application will be accepted. Applicants who do not meet our selection criteria will not be approved for housing.

Reasonable Accommodation

Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through sign language interpreters or other auxiliary aids. For additional information or assistance, please contact Pat Schmidtknecht, 504 Coordinator for the Housing Authority at (414) 286-8562 (voice) or (414) 286-3405 (TDD). Ms. Schmidtknecht can also be reached by writing to her at Housing Authority, P.O. Box 324, Milwaukee, WI 53201 or by emailing her at