How to Apply

How to Apply2021-04-07T15:07:55-05:00

Public Housing

Applications may be picked up at the Administration office during office hours, or call to have one mailed to you.

The administration office is located at:
1219 N 8th St
Superior, WI  54880

Office hours are:
Monday through Friday   8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Or you can apply online.  NOTE: Please print out all the pages attached and mail to our offices. Online applications will be available soon.  Thank you.

When your preliminary application is received, you will be placed on the waiting list. Waiting list times vary, so please update the office anytime your address or telephone number changes. We will send a letter for your scheduled eligibility appointment to the address we are given. You will be required to complete the full application included with this letter before the appointment, and all residents 18 and over must be present at the appointment.

Once you are approved for housing, you will receive an offer letter with an address, date of availability and the monthly rent amount.

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Housing Choice Voucher 

Applications may be picked up at the Administration office during office hours, or call to have one mailed to you.

The administration office is located at:
1219 N 8th St
Superior, WI  54880

Office hours are:
Monday through Friday   8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Or you can apply online.  NOTE: Please print out all the pages attached and mail to our offices. Online applications will be available soon.  Thank you.

When your preliminary application is received, you will be placed on the waiting list. Waiting list times vary, so please update the office anytime your address or telephone number changes. We will send all correspondence to the address we are given.

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Managed Properties

  • Cottages of Superior
  • Grand Central Plaza – 55+
  • New York Building – 55+
  • Rosewood
  • Rosewood Phase II
  • Washington Apartments – 55+
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FAQ’s

What are the income limits for Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)?2020-04-28T13:11:20-05:00
How do I apply for Public Housing or the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV)?2020-02-21T11:32:38-05:00

Your first step in applying is to complete an application. You can download an application HERE or call 715-394-6601 to have one mailed or emailed to you.

Once you have completed the application return it to the SHA office located at 1219 North 8th St., Superior, WI or fax to 715-394-3512 or email to info@superiorhousing.org

What if my information changes after I submit my application?2020-02-21T11:33:48-05:00

It is very important to keep your information up to date with SHA. Incorrect information may affect your placement on the waitlist and cause delays.

Also, SHA will periodically update the waitlist to determine that you are still interested. We will send an update letter, usually annually, that must be returned indicating your interest in remaining on the waitlist. If you do not return the letter, or if it is returned by the post office as undeliverable, your name may be removed from the waitlist. You will have 10 days from the date your name was removed to appeal the determination, in writing. If you do not appeal within 10 days you will need to reapply.

All changes to your original application must be made in writing. Please send or deliver the new information to the SHA office located at 1219 North 8th St., Superior, WI or fax to 715-394-3512 or email to info@superiorhousing.org.

What happens after I apply?2020-02-21T11:35:03-05:00

Once SHA receives the application, your name will be placed on the waitlist(s) you chose. The lists are sorted by the date and time SHA received the application and any applicable preferences.

When your name comes to the top of the list, SHA will send you an appointment letter to come in for an intake interview. At this interview, SHA will verify the information you reported on your application in order to determine your eligibility for the programs. This information includes income, assets, deductions and identity, as well as a background check.

What sort of screening does the SHA do to determine eligibility?2020-02-21T11:40:46-05:00

Both HCV and Public Housing screen for criminal history although the programs have different criteria. The specifics of the background checks, as well as any appeal options, will be discussed at the intake appointment. HUD has five (5) mandatory denials.

  1. Life-time registered Sex Offender
  2. Manufacturing Methamphetamine on federally subsidized property
  3. Owing money to a housing authority
  4. Current drug user (SHA defines this as anyone who has a drug charge within the last year)
  5. Having been evicted for drugs from federally subsidized property in the last 3 years

Public Housing will also screen for Tenant Suitability

  1. SHA will request 2 years of good rental references
  2. If you have insufficient rental references SHA may ask for credit references or run a credit report

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) does not screen for tenant suitability, however we do encourage the private owners that partner with this program to do their own screening, as they would do for any other tenant.

What if I need accommodations due to a disability?2020-02-21T11:41:05-05:00

If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please indicate that on your application or call the office. SHA will attempt to accommodate any request that is reasonable and within the scope of our programs.