Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Rent Assistance

5011 W. Lisbon Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210

Effective March 27, 2020, the Section 8 Rent Assistance Office will be closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19.

April 2, 2020

Important Information Housing Choice Voucher Participants and Landlords 

HACM's Housing Choice Voucher Program has consistently been rated a "High Performer" by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program, commonly referred to as Section 8 Rent Assistance, 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% 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.

Tenant-Based Assistance Waiting List

The waiting list for HACM's tenant-based Section & Rent Assistance is currently closed and not accepting new applications. Learn more about Tenant-Based Rent Assistance.

Project-Based Rent Assistance Waiting List

Project-Based Rent Assistance is a housing subsidy that is assigned to a specific apartment building, as opposed to Tenant-Based Rent Assistance which is assigned to an individual person.

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

HACM partners with the the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs office to offer VASH vouchers that provide stable housing and supportive services to veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. If you are a veteran in need of housing and/or supportive services, please contact the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs office or Hope House to learn about the availability of VASH assistance.

For information about additional affordable housing options, visit the Housing page.

ARE YOU A LANDLORD? JOIN THE RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM to receive guaranteed rental payments each month. Learn more about the HACM's rent assistance program today.


Due to our existing voucher commitments, HACM is not able to consider Project-Based Voucher requests to support development projects. At this time, we cannot anticipate when this practice will change.