Dane County Housing Authority (DCHA) was created in 1972 by the Dane County Board of Supervisors to address the affordable housing needs of low-income families in Dane County (outside the city of Madison). Our mission is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.
Dane County Housing Authority administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program providing eligible families and individuals the opportunity to rent homes of their choice in the private sector. We provides more than 6 million dollars annually into our community to landlords through rent subsidies each year. We have an allocation of 1,210 vouchers through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Dane County Housing Authority also owns 102 units of affordable housing. 86 of those units are funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development through its Low Rent Public Housing Program and the remaining 16 are Rural Development and HUD Section 515 Program funded units for the elderly and disabled.