About Our Agency

Mission Statement:

The mission of Oshkosh / Winnebago County Housing Authority is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination. Our mission is to promote and ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing for our participants, as well as provide owners and developers with an opportunity to rehabilitate and develop affordable housing.

The Oshkosh / Winnebago County Housing Authority will:

- Recognize our participants as our primary focus.
- Work in partnership with community and government organizations to promote affordable housing options.
- Act as an agent of change when performance is unacceptable.
- Continue to strive for public trust and confidence through good communication and being responsive to the needs of our participants and community.
- Identify and work to eliminate barriers that prevent Oshkosh / Winnebago County Housing Authority from achieving our goals as a housing authority.

 

Local Objectives:

The Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan for the Public Housing Program is designed to achieve the following objectives:

- To provide improved living conditions for very low and low income families while maintaining their rent payments at an affordable level.
- To operate a socially and financially sound public housing agency that provides drug-free, decent, safe, and sanitary housing with a suitable living environment for tenants and their families.
- To avoid concentrations of economically and socially deprived families in any one of all of our public housing developments.
- To lawfully deny the admission of applicants, or the continued occupancy of residents, whose habits and practices reasonably may be expected to adversely affect the health, safety, comfort or welfare of other residents or the physical environment of the neighborhood, or create a danger to our employees.
- To attempt to house a tenant body in each development that is composed of families with a broad range of incomes and rent-paying abilities that is representative of the range of low-income families in our jurisdiction.
- To promote upward mobility opportunities for families who desire to achieve self-sufficiency.
- To facilitate the judicious management of the PHA inventory and efficient management of PHA staff.
- To ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all other applicable Federal laws and regulations so that the admissions and continued occupancy are conducted without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, handicap, or familial status, sexual preference, or age.

 

Formed in 1970, The Housing Authority now maintains over 650 Public Housing units including family, single, disabled, and elderly units, administers over 400 Housing Choice Vouchers, manages the properties of 6 group homes, coordinates a family self sufficiency program, and facilitates a home ownership program.

The Oshkosh/Winnebago County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity housing agency and employer, and is served by a Board of Commissioners.

Oshkosh Housing Authority / Winnebago County Housing Authority, 600 Merritt Avenue, PO Box 0397, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Phone: 920.424.1450...... TTD Phone: 920.424.1479....... Fax: 920.424.1474....... Email: info@ohawcha.org