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Section 8 Waiting List

NOTICE: The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) Waiting List preliminary application period is currently closed.

The City of Kenosha Housing Authority is not accepting applications to its preliminary Wait List at this time. Check back to this page regularly for announcements.

If you applied during the 2022 open enrollment, you may check your application status by going to


The pre-application process was last opened on August 24, 2022. Between 1,500-1,700 of the pre-applications submitted during this period will be selected, at random by a computer, to be placed on the Wait List. If you applied during the 2022 open enrollment period, you may check your status ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2022, by going to If your pre-application is marked Active, you were selected in the lottery. A letter will be mailed in October to the pre-applicants who are chosen in the lottery for placement on the Wait List. If your pre-application is marked Inactive, you were not selected in the lottery, you will not be on our Wait List, and you may reapply at a future opening. Please do not call the Kenosha Housing Authority office to verify an application.

Note that being selected for placement on the Wait List does not guarantee you will be eligible for an offer of a Housing Choice Voucher.

Wait Times: The Kenosha Housing Authority (KHA) does not provide emergency or immediate housing. The amount of time you will wait before your pre-application is screened may vary. Vacancies and HUD funding may also affect the wait time. You will be notified by mail when the KHA is ready to screen your application. Waiting list applicants are required to report, in writing, changes of mailing address and family composition. The KHA gives priority to applicants who live, work, or attend school in Kenosha County, and the KHA gives priority to applicants who are either disabled, elderly, or who have minor children in the household.


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