The Appleton Housing Authority was organized July 7, 1967, after the Appleton Common Council determined the need for an Authority. That need was based upon an exploding senior population that faced a shortage of adequate and affordable housing. The first Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor, worked hard in developing the community’s first high-rise, (opening in 1971) offering affordable housing for senior residents.
Today, AHA operates 547 units under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, 50 Veteran Assistance Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers, 153 Senior Public Housing Units, 57 Scattered Site Family Housing Units, 70 units under the Section 8 Substantial Rehab and Tax Credit Program, an Affordable Home ownership Program, and an active Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
The Housing Authority is an independent governmental agency governed by a five-member board, which is appointed by the Mayor of Appleton. The AHA requires no municipal tax dollars to operate and receives it’s funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and from the rents, it collects each month from housing owned by the Authority.