Please Note: Our resources pages are a work-in-progress and are constantly being updated.
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AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
121 South Pinckney Street Suite 210
(608) 258-9103 x14
No one with HIV disease should ever be homeless. ARCW offers comprehensive housing services that are designed to meet the many different housing challenges that HIV patients confront. If you are having difficulty securing or maintaining housing for yourself or your family, an ARCW housing specialist will work with you to assess your needs. The following services may be provided to help resolve your housing problems: financial assistance, housing case management, intensive housing counseling, transitional residential housing, and family residential housing.
Community Development Authority – City of Madison Housing Operations Division
215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Suite 120
Offers Public Housing and the Section 8 Voucher program for income eligible individuals and families in the City of Madison. Certain eligibility requirements apply, including, but not limited to: 24 months positive rental history with no criminal activity dispositions for the CDA’s Public Housing program, and no drug-related or violent criminal history dispositions within last 24 months for CDA’s section 8 programs.
Community Action Coalition for South Central WI, Inc. (CAC)
1717 N. Stoughton Rd
(608) 248-4730 Ext. 203 or 204; Toll Free: (877) 675-3508
A permanent supportive housing program for individuals and families with disabilities. Housing is provided in scattered-site apartments in Dane County. Goals of the program include: participants will obtain and retain permanent housing; participants will increase their skills and/or income; and participants will achieve a greater degree of self-sufficiency. Home for Good serves individuals with a documented disability as well as families headed by an individual with a documented disability. Households must meet HUD’s definition homeless. CAC has a limited availability of 14 households in the program and is often at its capacity. interested households are welcome to contact CAC to inquire about openings at any time.
Care Net’s Residential Facility – The Elizabeth House
(608) 259-1605 ext. 205
The Elizabeth House is a residential program for young single women who are pregnant and want to change the direction of their lives. At The Elizabeth House you are given the opportunity to participate in a program that offers a supportive and safe living environment to carry out your pregnancy with free services such as: parenting education, money management & nutrition classes, support for setting & reaching personal goals, and opportunity to achieve healing & wholeness.
The Salvation Army’s Holly House
630 E Washington Avenue
Holly House provides transitional housing for single homeless women without children in their care. The home can accommodate eight women who are welcome to stay for a period of up to 24 months. Women must have a source of income as all are expected to contribute to program expenses. Residents participate in intensive case management as they work towards permanent housing, employment readiness and practical life skills. Program fees between $245-305/mo, must have a referral from a homeless service agency.
Catholic Charities of Madison, WI – Hope Haven
425 West Johnson St.
Hope Haven is a licensed, state-certified Community Based Residential Facility offering alcohol and/or drug abuse treatment, counseling, peer support and transitional job services for adult men and women. The average length of stay is six weeks and generally costs only $80 per day. Flexible payment plans are available. Safe, clean and sober living is provided in a home-like setting or a community setting that accommodates between 15 and 22 individuals each and is staffed 24 hours a day. They accept people without insurance.
Bus: Take the bus number 2,3,14, or 60 from the square to get here.
- Housing Initiatives, Inc.
1110 Ruskin Street
Permanent, subsidized housing for homeless person with a mental illness. Must have own case manager and fill out application to get on the waiting list.
- McKee Park Apartments
2931 Chapel Valley Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711
1 bedroom/1 bathroom permanent subsidized apartments. Rent is 30% of annual income. Fill out an application and complete certifications to be placed on the waiting list. 62+ independent living apartment complex.
- Rebos/Chris Farley House
810 Olin Ave.
Residential treatment programs for men and women in recovery. Safe, clean and sober living is provided in a home-like setting. Counseling services are available to assist with transitioning to productive, independent living. Employment and ongoing recovery issues are addressed. Average individual and group counseling is three to five hours per week.
- North Bay Lodge
3602 Memorial Drive
Residential treatment programs for men and women in recovery. Safe, clean and sober living is provided in a home-like setting. Counseling services are available to assist with transitioning to productive, independent living. Employment and ongoing recovery issues are addressed. Average individual and group counseling is 3-5 hours per week.