La Crosse Housing Authority
City of La Crosse, Wisconsin

"...We need a roof over our heads"

Family Housing


Public Housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. A Housing Authority (HA) determination of your eligibility based upon: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, the Housing Authority will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants.

HA's will deny admission to an applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have detrimental effect on other tenants or on the projects environment.

Your rent, which is referred to as the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) in this program would be based on your family's anticipated gross annual income less deductions, if any. HUD regulations allow HA's to exclude from annual income the following allowances: $480 for each dependant; $400 for any elderly family, or person with a disability; and some medical deductions for families headed by an elderly parent or a person with disabilities. Based on your application, the HA representative can determine if any of the allowable deductions should be subtracted from your income.

Annual income is anticipated total income from all sources received from the family head and spouse and each additional member of the family 18 years of age or older.


Applicants for family housing must meet the following yearly income limits.

Person(s) Low Income Very Low Income 30% of Median
1 $43,050 $26,900 $16,150
2 $49,200 $30,750  $18,450
3 $55,350 $34,600  $21,720
4 $61,450 $38,400  $26,200
5 $66,400  $41,500  $30,680
6 $71,300  $44,550  $35,160
7 $76,200  $47,650  $39,640
8 $81,150  $50,700  $44,120

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Housing Authority of the City of La Crosse
1307 Badger St - La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608-782-2264 or 608-782-2261 TDY
Fax: 608-782-2262