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Alert: "Section 8" Scams Cheat People Looking for Housing Assistance
People looking for Housing Choice Voucher Program ("Seciton 8") housing assistance should know that scammers sometimes use websites that claim to offer registration for public housing waiting lists. The sites may ask you to pay a fee, when no fee is actually required to apply for the Housing Choice Voucher program. Some of these fake websites even ask you to pay the first month's rent up front. Generally this program has a waiting list which is why people seeking the assistance are so vulnerable to scams. Please be on the alert. In Brown County, Wisconsin, Integrated Community Solutions (ICS) administers the program. Here is a link to the ICS Website.

Help with Housing Options

Take a minute to watch this ADRC Video to take a peek at how your ADRC can help you.

There is so much to consider when looking for a new place to call home. Often it's not by choice, which can make it a traumatic experience. We want to help.

Whether you are looking for a new place because yard work has become too difficult or you are just tired of doing it, maybe you'd like to do less cooking, want more social outlets, or you've had a few falls or have some personal care needs, whatever the reason, let us help you examine your needs and wishes and explain your options.

Call (920) 448-4300 and talk to an Information & Assistance Specialists about your unique situation or with questions.

The following are lists, booklets and websites that will assist you in your search.

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  • Long Term Care Ombudsman
    The Long Term Care ombudsman responds to complaints and problems of residents or recipients of long term care, such as care in nursing homes, community-based residential facilities, and services of the Community Options Program and managed long-term care programs.

Housing Information

  • Housing Options Booklet
    Descriptions of the different types of housing, funding sources, and regulations and oversight information where applicable.

  • Section 8 Information and Application
    Website with information about and application for Section 8 housing in Brown County WI.

  • Home Care and Supportive Housing Options
    A description of the different types of home care and supportive housing options for adults with disabilities along with a listing of providers, their services and contact information.

  • Integrated Community Services
    Website: ICS will assists with rental, homeownership and energy assistance and programs that promote self sufficiency.

  • Choosing an Assisted Living Facility
    Easy to read and follow booklet that explains the difference between types of assisted living facilities, who they serve and who should consider an assisted living facility. Includes a great tool to use for comparing facilities that you tour.

  • Making the Right Choice Choosing a Residential Facility
    Booklet produced by the Wisconsin Board on Aging & Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. Includes check lists and questions to ask about Resident/tenants rights, Personal Care and Supportive Services, Medical Services, Rehabilitation and a lot more.

  • Considering Assisted Living or A Nursing Home?
    This brochure encourages persons who are considering a move to an assisted living facility or nursing home to contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) in their area for options counseling. Facilities have very different pricing structures and services that should be considered. There may be more options than you know about, which could include getting services where you are right now.

  • Medicare Consumer Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home
    Guide from the official US Government Site for Medicare that explains how to find & compare nursing home options, how to pay for nursing home care, what your rights are as a nursing home resident, and what alternatives exist to nursing home care.

  • Consumer Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home
    Guide from the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. Helps you ask the right questions and look for care and services that are important for your loved one when choosing a nursing home.

  • Nursing Home Checklist
    Checklist from Medicare, use it when visiting nursing homes. Includes questions about about resident life, nursing home living spaces, staff, residents’ rooms, hallways, stairs, lounges, bathrooms, menus and food, activities, safety, and care. Will help you compare facilities and decide which one is the right fit.

  • Medicare Nursing Home Compare
    Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Page is from the official US Government Site for Medicare.

  •'s Guide to Housing
    This guide has information about government agencies and organizations that can help you find an affordable place to live. You’ll also find information about rental assistance programs, assisted living facilities and modifying your home to make it accessible.

Housing Lists and Search Tool

  • Nursing Homes in Brown County List
    Nursing homes are designed for persons recovering from an illness or requiring long term support and nursing care.

  • Community Based Residental Facilities - CBRF List
    CBRFs are state licensed homes for five or more unrelated adults who need daily living assistance.

  • Residential Care Apartment Complexes (RCAC) List
    RCACs are registered or certified to provide housing to persons who can live on their own but benefit from assistance with daily needs -up to 28 hours a week.

  • Federally Subsidized Apartments List
    Lists apartments in Brown County that receive a federal subsidy for their residents. Residents must be able to live independently or hire help to come in.

  • Independent Apartments List
    List of apartments in Brown County for persons age 55 and older. Must be able to live on your own or be able to hire help as needed.

  • Making the Right Choice: Choosing a Residential Facility
    Booklet produced by the Wisconsin Board on Aging & Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Includes a checklist of questions to ask and things to consider when looking at a residential care facility.

  • Wisconsin Housing Search
    Easy to use service available to anyone looking for a house or apartment to rent in Wisconsin. Use the on-line search or call toll-free 1-877-428-8844. Select a city to get a list of properties, click a property for more information about cost and amenities. Free for renters to search and landlords to submit listings. Click the link to go to the site and/or print this WIHousing Search flyer for future reference or to share with a friend.


  • Brown County Veterans Services
    Booklet outlining veterans services available in Brown County, including a contact list for the agencies offering these services. Contains a specific section on housing.

  • Veterans and Spouses Long Term Care Benefit
    Explains qualifications and how to apply for "Aid and Attendance", a program to assist with nursing home and possibly assisted living expenses. Available for veterans and their surviving spouses only.

  • Veterans Pension Benefits Program Information
    Fact Sheet from the VA that explains pension benefits, qualifications, how and where to apply. Also includes information to educate veterans about marketing tactics that offer to help them qualify for these programs, charging substantial fees for products and services that may not be in a veteran's best long-term interests.
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