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Housing Choice Voucher Program
Our Waitlist has reopened!
The Oshkosh/Winnebago County Housing Authority will begin accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher program effective March 5, 2017.
Vouchers are awarded by a random number draw. The date of application is not a key criteria and any household’s active application will have an equal chance of being selected under the process whether they’ve waited a month or a year.
A household’s subsidy is based on thirty percent of their income. The Authority accesses HUD funds to pay much of the difference between that 30% and the actual rent for a modest rental dwelling. All units under the program must pass initial and annual inspections as safe, decent and sanitary before the Authority will enter into a contract with the property owner.
Applicants are screened for eligibility based on income, legal immigration status and ineligibility based on violent criminal or drug-related histories. Federal regulations continue to require that assistance be directed to elderly and disabled persons and families with children. The Voucher program can serve up to 413 households.
Applications and instructions can be completed, anytime, by accessing the Housing Authority website: www.ohawcha.org, or a paper application is available for persons requesting a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, at the Authority’s offices at 600 Merritt Ave, Oshkosh. To request a mailing, or obtain additional information, call 920 424-1450.
It is expected that local, eligible disabled households will be offered assistance as soon as processing allows. Subsequent drawings will occur as utilization and remaining funds allow.