Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS) offers a variety of Housing Programs to fulfill our vision of healthy communities for all ages, needs and incomes.
HUD Subsidized Housing
LSS has proudly served the subsidized and affordable housing market for more than 30 years. LSS owns and manages more than 30 subsidized communities, totaling more than 425 units. Offered in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), our developments provide safe, decent and affordable housing for older adults, and persons with developmental disabilities, chronic mental illness, or physical disabilities. We also offer HUD Property Management Services on a contract basis.
As an owner and contracted management agent we take full responsibility for the lease, management, financial reporting and regulatory compliance of our communities. In addition to professional property management and a skilled in-house maintenance team we offer Service Coordination at several of our communities. As LSS we believe that subsidized housing should not equate to sub-standard housing. We take pride in our properties, and invite you to experience LSS Housing first hand.
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Our apartment homes are conveniently located near shopping, dining, churches and other community activities. We are proud to offer quiet, friendly, and respectful atmospheres. Rent for eligible residents is 30% of gross adjusted income.
Exact amenities vary from property to property, typical building features include:
- On-site laundry facilities
- Well-maintained landscape with outdoor seating areas
- Community space
- On site professional property managnement
- Tenant organized social activities
Typical unit features include:
- Cable television hookup
- Carpeted living and bedroom areas
- Range and refrigerator
- Garbage disposals
- Window blinds
- Smoke detection system
How to Apply
If you’re interested in applying for one of our apartments, please fill out the form below to receive application materials. You can also call our housing hotline at 414-246-2304, or download our housing application here.
Market Rate Housing
LSS manages Eastridge Estates, a 64 unit independent living community for adults 55 and older. In addition we offer Market Rate Property Management Services on a contract basis. Services to Persons Experiencing Homelessness LSS is involved in a variety of services to bring individuals and families out of homelessness and into permanency in housing through Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, Housing First, and Case Management Services.
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Affordable Housing/Tax Credit Empowerment Services
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program highlights our commitment to remove barriers by providing quality, affordable rental housing. Our development partners bring the experience and resources necessary to rejuvenate existing buildings as well as develop new apartments and mixed use spaces. LSS brings development and supportive service experience as well as the ability to secure soft funds to better ensure award and ultimate success of the development. Our developer partners benefit along with us as we work together to achieve our vision of creating healthy communities filled with people using their God-given gifts to serve.
We have successfully partnered with established developers to increase the affordable housing stock through participation in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs administered by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).
These partnerships serve to further our commitment to provide quality, affordable rental housing that promotes a good quality of life for the residents. Our development partners bring the experience and staffing necessary to rejuvenate existing buildings as well as to develop new apartments and mixed use spaces.
In evaluating partnership opportunities we seek to provide the following:
- Coordination of services that promote the well-being of children, families, persons with disabilities, and veterans
- Organization of outreach opportunities and site based presentations geared toward the residents of the development
- Coordination and referral for persons with disabilities, including supportive services designed to maintain the individual’s ability to live independently
- Assistance in marketing the units in an effort to ensure access and availability to those most in need
- Deliverance of Empowerment Activities as designated for Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) awards
The above has been accomplished between LSS and development partners through a variety of efforts including:
- Non-profit set aside LIHTC applications with LSS as a development partner
- General set aside LIHTC applications with LSS as a development partner
- LSS working with developers in a Service Provision/Coordination arrangement without joining as a development partner
We have successfully partnered in the above capacities with the following developers:
Herman and Kittle Properties
TW Sather Company
Gorman and Company
Crown Court Properties
Active Developments include:
Pebble Ridge Apartments – Antigo, WI
Jackson Square Apartments – Oshkosh, WI
Croft Place Apartments – New Richmond, WI
Haymarket Lofts – Milwaukee, WI
1520 Clark Street Apartments – Racine, WI
Tennyson Ridge Apartments – Madison, WI
Union Square Apartments – Appleton, WI
Historic School Apartments – Schofield, WI
Union Corners – Madison, WI
5th Street School Apartments – Milwaukee, WI
Washington School Apartments – Sheboygan, WI