Waukesha Housing Authority

600 Arcadian Avenue,  Waukesha, WI  53186    PHONE:  (262) 542-2262

FAX:        (262) 542-0138   TTY:  (262) 436-0939

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday    8:00AM to 12:30PM and 1:30PM to 4:30PM

Our offices are closed to the General Public on Wednesdays










***   WAIT LISTS ARE  OPEN   ***

(scroll down to view open wait lists)


WHA has gone to an online wait list application process opening up housing opportunities to families unable to come to the Waukesha Housing Authority Administrative Offices. This process also enables applicants to check their status online - 2 FULL WEEKS after a successfully completed application. Be advised that your status will only verify that you are an active applicant. No date or other information will be given as to when you will be called by WHA staff regarding assistance.

Applications can be completed from ANY computer with internet access. You DO NOT need to come to the Housing Authority office to fill out an application. If you are having problems with the online application process, please call the WHA offices at 262-436-0932. A WHA staff member will return your call as soon as someone is available to assist you. TTY is available at 262-436-0939.

For those needing assistance with the online application, or if no access to an online computer is available, there is a dedicated application computer available at the WHA offices between the hours of 8:00AM to 12:30PM and 1:30PM to 3:30PM - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Our offices are closed to the General Public on Wednesdays. There is only ONE computer available which can be used on a first come first serve basis - and it is only setup for application purposes. There are staff members available to help with the application entry if necessary.

WHA does not charge fees to apply and does not reach out to you by phone or email suggesting you join a waiting list. If you apply to fraudulent sites you are at risk for identity theft as personal information is provided during the application process. If you are wary about applying for housing assistance please call the WHA offices at 262-436-0932. A WHA staff member will return your call as soon as someone is available to assist you.

2 weeks after you have applied, you can check the status of your application through the link below. If your application does not show after 2 weeks,  please contact the WHA at 262-436-0932. TTY is available at 262-436-0939

Application changes, such as address changes, must be sent to WHA in writing via mail, email or fax.

WHA Wait Lists



  • SCATTERED SITE PUBLIC HOUSING Wait List -   OPEN  (10/21/2015 - Until Further Notice)  Go to or click the following link... https://www.waitlistcheck.com/WI614-1045
  • This assistance is unit based and cannot be transferred. Scattered Site Public Housing Units are scattered throughout the city of Waukesha ONLY and offer housing to ALL Income Qualified Families.

  • SARATOGA HEIGHTS HOUSING ASSISTANCE Wait List -   OPEN  (10/21/2015 - Until Further Notice)  Go to or click the following link... https://www.waitlistcheck.com/WI614-1026
  • This assistance is unit based and cannot be transferred. Saratoga Heights, located at 120 Corrina Blvd in the city of Waukesha, is a 6-Story Highrise with 1 bedroom units. At this time, WHA has a
    preference for disabled families and single persons aged 62+ years.

  • BERKSHIRE KENSINGTON PBV* Wait List -   OPEN  (9/12/2016 at 9AM - Until Further Notice)  Go to or click the following link... https://www.waitlistcheck.com/WI614-1397
  • Specifically designed for active adults 55 + years of age and offering independent living, luxury, comfort and affordability. Located on the Southwest side of Waukesha, minutes from I-94 and downtown Waukesha. Close to shopping, unique restaurants, pharmacies, churches, beauty salons and located on a bus line. Offers events and activities promoting health, friendship and a satisfying quality of life. All utilities are included in rent. Elevator service is included as well as secure underground/garage parking. Additional amenities include beautiful community spaces, a library, club room, business center with internet access, fitness center, indoor shuffle board court, gazebo and pergola, grandchildren's play room, beauty salon, chapel, and on-site banking. Access is controlled.


  • BREEZEWOOD VILLAGE II PBV* Wait List -   OPEN  (9/12/2016 at 9AM - Until Further Notice)  Go to or click the following link... https://www.waitlistcheck.com/WI614-1396
  • SENIOR APARTMENT COMMUNITY, ALSO SERVING DISABLED RESIDENTS AND VETERANS. Studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units located in the Village of Hartland. Boiler heat and water are included in rent. Residents are responsible for their own electric payments. Within one-half mile of a strip mall shopping center and Walgreens Pharmacy. Access to public transportation.


  • GANDER APARTMENTS PBV* Wait List -   OPEN  (12/07/2016 at 9AM - Until Further Notice)  Go to or click the following link... https://www.waitlistcheck.com/WI614-1444
  • The Gander Apartments consist of Eight 2-bedroom units of housing for families who are homeless and where the head of household is disabled.

    HOUSING and URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) regulations define disability as follows:

    1) A person who has a physical, mental, or emotional impairment, including an impairment caused by alcohol or drug abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, or brain injury, which: A). Is expected to be of long-continued and indefinite duration; B). Substantially impedes his/her ability to live independently; and C). Is of such a nature that such ability could be improved with more suitable housing conditions.

    2) A person who has a developmental disability that: A). Is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairment; B). Is manifested before the person attains the age of 22; C). Is likely to continue indefinitely; D). Results in substantial functional limitation in three (3) or more of the following areas of major life activity; (1) Self-care, (2) Receptive and responsive language, (3) Learning, (4) Mobility, (5) Self-direction, (6) Capacity for independent living, and (7) Economic self-sufficiency; and E). Reflects the person's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic services, individualized supports, or other forms of assistance that are lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.

    3) A person who has Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or any conditions arising from the etiologic agent for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, including infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

    All referrals will come through the Balance of State Continuum of Care prioritization list for Waukesha, managed by the Waukesha Housing Action Coalition.


    You can also click the following link... https://www.waitlistcheck.com/WI614

    for WHA's Main Wait List landing page where you can select and apply to all available open wait lists.

    2 weeks after you have applied, you can CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION by going to or clicking the following link...


    You will need to Register and create an account in order to check your application status.


  • Social Security numbers and dates of birth for all on your application
  • Income information, all sources
  • Banking information and Investment Information
  • Criminal History Information

  • Household income may not exceed:

    Family Size  Low Income Limit            Section 8 Low Income Limit
    1  $39,350                            $24,600
    2  $44,950                            $28,100
    3  $50,550                            $31,600
    4  $56,150                            $35,100
    5  $60,650                            $37,950
    6  $65,150                            $40,750
    7  $69,650                            $43,550
    8  $74,150                            $46,350

    Tenants pay approximately 30% of monthly income for rent

    Americans with Disabilities Act Notice

    Upon reasonable notice the WHA will furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services
    when necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate
    in and to enjoy the benefits of a service, program or activity

    Limited English Proficiency (LEP):

    It is the policy of the Waukesha Housing Authority to provide language
    access services to populations of persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) who are eligible
    to be served or likely to be directly affected by our programs. Services will be focused on providing
    meaningful access to our programs and benefits.

    The Waukesha Housing Authority does not discriminate against individuals on the basis
    of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religion, national origin, marital status,
    family status, lawful source of income, age, ancestry or any other legally protected status in the
    admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its services, programs or activities.