Portability Information

Notice: CDA is currently absorbing incoming portable vouchers.
 
There are two (2) Housing Authorities in Dane County:
 
  • The CDA which subsidizes units within the City of Madison limits only.

Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

  • The Dane County Housing Authority (DCHA) which subsidizes units outside the City, but within the county.
    Address:
    2001 W. Broadway
    Monona, WI 53713
    Phone: (608) 224-3636

Income Standards

  • If you have $0 income when you move here, you must find a unit where the rent PLUS tenant-paid utilities total the Payment Standard, or less.
  • If you have income, you may pay up to 40% of your adjusted monthly income.

Payment Standards

The CDA and Dane Co have different Payment Standards:

CDA payment standards (Effective 1-01-14)

SRO $441

EFF $588

1 BDRM $733

2 BDRM $867

3 BDRM $1164

4 BDRM $1441

5 BDRM $1657

6 BDRM $1873

 

CDA payment standards (effective 1/1/15)

SRO $511

EFF $682

1 BDRM $816

2 BDRM $987

3 BDRM $1362

4 BDRM $1518

5 BDRM $1746

6 BDRM $1973

DCHA payment standards

Utility charts for the City of Madison

Appliances

Detached Units

Duplex, Townhouse, Rowhouse

Multi Unit

Screening

The CDA screens "portable" tenants for drug-related and violent criminal behavior. This screening includes all household members 18 and over. You should know that if you are denied participation in our program because of screening results, you could be terminated from the Section 8 program.


Finding Places to Rent

A City ordinance was passed 4/1/2007, requiring all landlords to take applications from Voucher holders.
 
If you choose to go forward with your move to Madison, have your current housing authority fax the portability paperwork to us, Attn: Sadie Villegas, (608) 264-9291.

Your current Housing Authority should send your paperwork to us 6-8 weeks before you plan to move here.
Last Updated: 12/12/2014

Contact for more Portability Information

Sadie Villegas
Section 8 Portability Housing Specialist
Phone: (608) 267-9409
Fax: (608) 264-9291
Email: svillegas@cityofmadison.com

City Ordinance

A City ordinance was passed 4/1/2007, requiring all landlords to take applications from Voucher holders.