Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
This program is contracted through WHEDA to serve Adams, Columbia, Iron, Jefferson, Price, Rusk, Taylor and Washburn Counties along with the City of Eau Claire in providing rent assistance to eligible households at or below 50% of County Median Income (CMI). The number of vouchers we are authorized to fill may fluctuate during the contract period based on available funds. We maintain a separate waiting list for each county; the wait time averages between one and four years to receive assistance.
Once you receive a voucher, you would be required to lease up for a minimum of one year in the county that you applied for if you have not lived in that county. Any type of private rental unit is allowable as long as it fits within the payment standard as set by HUD and passes a housing quality standard inspection.
Eligible families pay between 30-40% of their adjusted income for rent; the balance is subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Resident portions of the rent are re-evaluated at least once a year. Applications may be requested by contacting our main office and speaking to the receptionist. Applications may be downloaded from the link below and or picked up at our main office.
Placement on a waiting list is based on the time and date of application. Unreasonably long waiting lists will be closed; when a waiting list is opened announcements are published in the local newspapers. Open waiting lists have a link below to download an application.
Please download and fill out the application and RETURN TO THE ADDRESS BELOW.
- We suggest you return your Completed and Signed Application AS SOON AS POSSIBLE as once the WAITING LIST IS CLOSED for your County, we will no longer be accepting applications for that county.
Adams County – Open – Download Application
Columbia County – Closed
Iron County – Closed
Jefferson County – Closed
Price County – Closed
Rusk County – Closed
Taylor County – Closed
Washburn County – Closed
Please Mail All Completed Applications To:
P.O. Box 680
Friendship, WI 53934
Eau Claire Section 8 Mailing Address.
City of Eau Claire – Open – Download Application
CWCAC C/O BANBURY
Bldg. D02 Suite 309
800 Wisconsin St. Box 16
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(Office Hours Monday – Thursday 7am – 3:30pm)