About Us


Dedicated to providing decent, safe and sanitary housing “with a personal touch.”

Jefferson Housing Authority offers HUD low-rent public housing for all ages.  All units managed by the Jefferson Housing Authority are located within the city of Jefferson only, not the entire county.  

Our properties include the River Crest apartment complex located at 431 N Elizabeth Ave. in Jefferson.  That building is basically all one-bedroom apartments with utilities included.  All ages are eligible to apply.  In addition to the River Crest apartment complex, we have 20 scattered ‘family’ sites that we also manage.  Those 20 sites are either single family homes, duplexes, or a triplex, all ranging from 2 to 5 bedrooms each.  

We are not a voucher program and do not accept Section 8 vouchers.  For voucher information please contact Jefferson Integrated Community Solutions at 920-498-3737 or Housing Choice Voucher (squarespace.com).


Jefferson Housing Authority (office on 1st floor) 
431 N. Elizabeth Avenue
Jefferson, Wisconsin 53549
phone (920) 674-5294
fax (920) 674-5194
email: jhadirector@yahoo.com


Board of Commissioners

We are governed by a 5-person Board of Commissioners.  Monthly board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1pm in the board room at River Crest Apartments.  


  • Tracie Stammer, Executive Director
  • Matt Hanson, Maintenance (part-time)

Equal Housing Opportunity

The Jefferson Housing Authority practices fair housing and equal housing opportunity for all applicants and tenants.

Federal laws require Housing Authorities to treat all applicants and tenant families equally, providing the same quality of service, regardless of family characteristics and background. Federal law prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, and disability. In addition, HUD regulations provide for additional protections regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status. The Jefferson Housing Authority complies fully with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws, and with rules and regulations governing fair housing and equal opportunity in housing and employment, including:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (as amended by the Community Development Act of 1974 and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988)
  • Executive Order 11063
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975
  • Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (to the extent that it applies, otherwise Section 504 and the Fair Housing Amendments govern)
  • The Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Final Rule, published in the Federal Register February 3, 2012 and further clarified in Notice PIH 2014-20
  • The Violence against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA)
  • Any applicable state laws or local ordinances and any legislation protecting individual rights of tenants, applicants, or staff that may subsequently be enacted



Applicants must fill out an application.  Applications are not accepted over the phone.

Applicant or spouse must be a United States citizen, nationals, or fall under certain categories or eligible non-citizens.



Applicants must qualify under the income limits established by Housing and Urban Development (HUD.)

This chart changes each year as required by HUD.

For 2024 in Jefferson County, the maximum income a household can have for eligibility is as follows:

  • Single-person household: $56,250
  • 2-person household: $64,250
  • 3-person household: $72,300
  • 4-person household: $80,300
  • 5-person household: $86,750
  • 6-person household: $93,150
  • 7-person household: $99,600
  • 8-person household:  $106,000



ASSET LIMITATIONS are under $100,000 and all assets must be reported to the Housing Authority.  



Rents are based on 30% of adjusted gross income.