Public Housing Residents
Public Housing tenants are given the option of paying either an income-based rent or a flat rent. The flat rent is reviewed on an annual basis by the CDA and adjusted as needed. The established flat rent is based on the cost of renting an apartment in the private market. The flat rent amount is a percentage of what a private market unit would cost. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that the flat rent cannot be less than 80% of HUD's established Fair Market Rent for the appropriate bedroom size.
If you have a high income and the flat rent is less than 30% of your household's income, you could choose the flat rent. If you are paying the flat rent and at any time you are unable to pay that amount becuase of financial hardship, you can ask your Site Manager to return you to an income-based rent. If you choose a flat rent, the CDA must re-examine your income at least once every three years.
|Flat Rent Rates|
|Effective Date||Efficiency||1 Bedroom||2 Bedroom||3 Bedroom||4 Bedroom||5 Bedroom|
|January 1, 2023||$806||$946||$1,102||$1,448||$1,633||$1,878|
|January 1, 2022||$743||$861||$1,003||$1,341||$1,558||$1,792|
|January 1, 2021||$711||$831||$969||$1,313||$1,572||$1,808|
CDA Public Housing Lease
Your lease will detail your obligations as a tenant and the CDA's obligations as your landlord. Your primary obligations as a tenant are to pay rent on time; respect the rights of your neighbors to live quietly in their apartment; only allow those approved by the CDA to live in the unit; not engage in criminal activity or allow others living in or visiting the unit to do so; not damage your apartment or the property; not smoke on Public Housing property (including your unit and the common areas); accurately report on income and family composition; and transfer if you are required to do so. In addition to English, the lease is available for review in Spanish.
Public Housing House Rules
|Over-Income Limits, As of May 15, 2023|
Smoke Free Housing
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) now requires smoke-free housing, which bans the use of prohibited tobacco products in all CDA living units, indoor common areas, and CDA administrative office buildings. This rule improves indoor air quality in housing; benefits the health of CDA housing residents, visitors, and CDA staff; reduces the risk of catastrophic fires; and lowers overall maintenance costs.
Medicaid covers the cost of tobacco cessation services and prescription smoking cessaton medications for recipients. Residents also have access to "quitlines," which are free evidence-based cessation services that residents can access by calling 1-800-QUITE-NOW, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Wisconsin Tobacco QuitLine
More information on smoke-free housing initiatives is available at: Wisconsin's Smoke-Free Housing Initiative
For more information or to obtain an application, please call (608) 266-4675
Si usted desea hablar en Español con un miembro del personal de la CDA, favor de llamar al (608) 266-4868.
Provee su nombre y un numero de teléfono de contacto.
Un miembro del personal de la CDA entonces devolverá su llamada usando un servicio de interpretación telefónica.