Housing Choice Voucher Program

Section 8 Rent Assistance is designed to help low-income households pay a portion of their rent, aiding them to become self-sufficient.

Open Enrollment - Random Selection Process

The West Allis Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program will be accepting applications online only beginning:

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 8:00 A.M. through Friday, April 14, 2023 at 8:00 A.M.

Applications can be filled out at any point online during the 48-hour open enrollment period.
No applications will be accepted after 8:00 A.M. Friday, April 14, 2023

Applications will be available at:

Completed applications will NOT be selected on a first come, first served basis. Completed Applications will be drawn at random through a lottery selection to be placed on the West Allis Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waitlist. You will be able to check the status of your application at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/WI380 beginning on Friday, May 5, 2023.

Multiple application entries will be disqualified. Meaning, household members listed on more than one application will be ineligible for the waitlist lottery drawing.

You may apply online from any computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phones with internet access. Interested persons without access to the internet may apply from locations with computers available to the public, such as public libraries.

Reasonable Accommodations/Language Interpretation
A Reasonable Accommodation ensures that persons with disabilities have full access to all Housing Authority programs and services. Any applicant may at any time during the application process, request a reasonable accommodation. Accommodations for disabled or non-English speaking residents will be made available upon advance request in writing by Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

For those needing assistance with the online application, computer stations will be set-up at:
West Allis City Hall
7525 W. Greenfield Avenue, Room 128
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 11:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 11:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. 

To be eligible for participation, families must meet federally determined income guidelines and pass a criminal background screening.

Applicants who qualify for preferences will be placed before non-qualifying applicants. The preferences claimed by each family must be verifiable. If the Housing Authority determines that false information was used in order to receive a higher position on the waiting list, your application will be denied and it will be removed from the waiting list.

Available Preferences

  1. Homelessness: Is your family considered homeless as defined by HUD? Verification is required! If you answer yes, you will be required to indicate which agency registered you into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and this is the only acceptable form of verification. To meet the Housing Authority's definition of homelessness, you must be registered in the HMIS system and be homeless at the time of application.
  2. Fostering Youth: Are you a person between the ages of 18 and 24 exiting the Foster Home system and at risk of homelessness? If you answer yes, you will be required to indicate which service agency you are working with.

Again, the preferences claimed by each family must be verifiable. If the Housing Authority determines that false information was used in order to receive a higher position on the waiting list, your application will be denied and it will be removed from the waiting list.


  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older
  • Household income must meet the income limits established by HUD:
    Family Size
    Income Limit

Income Limits Effective 4/18/22

Information Needed to Apply
You must know the information listed below for all members of the household who will be living with you while receiving assistance:

  • Social Security Numbers
  • Birth Dates
  • Income Amounts and Sources
  • Banking and Investment Information

Housing Choice Voucher Program Information

Rental Resources

Housing Choice Voucher Program Participants

Requests for Adjustments, Change in Family Composition, Portability, and Mutual Lease Termination can be found here: 
Documents for West Allis Housing Division

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Non-Discrimination Statement

Equal Housing OpportunityThe City of West Allis 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.

Americans with Disabilities Act Notice: Upon reasonable notice the City 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 provided by the City.

Limited English Proficiency (LEP): It is the policy of the City of West Allis 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. Such services will be focused on providing meaningful access to our programs, services and/or benefits.