Here at the City of Washburn & County of Bayfield Housing Authority, our mission is to provide quality, affordable housing, which is decent and safe, to eligible families.

To reach this goal, we offer a variety of rental assistance programs and rental units scattered throughout the City of Washburn and Bayfield County to low and moderate income families. Our programs offered are the Rural Development Multifamily program, the Housing and Urban Development program and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Housing Choice Voucher program offers tenant based vouchers for community housing with private landlords or our housing authority units as available and appropriate.

All of our rental sites provide off street parking, lawn care/maintenance and snow removal. We require a $400 security deposit due upon leasing. Family Homes require a $500 security deposit due upon leasing. We also have a pet policy which requires a $250 pet deposit if a pet is being considered. We do have limits on the type of pet as well as the size and this should be discussed with us prior to leasing. The pet policy has more requirements and information can be provided if considering having a pet in your household.

2019 Annual Household Income Limits to qualify for our housing units must be at or below the following:

Family Size      Income

  1.                      $28,740
  2.                      $32,880
  3.                      $36,960
  4.                      $41,040
  5.                      $44,340
  6.                      $47,640
  7.                      $50,940
  8.                      $54,180
  9.                      $57,480

Each of our sites do differ in some respects and we invite you to explore our 7 locations, including: Washburn, Bayfield, Port Wing, Iron River, Drummond, Grand View and Cable to see what we may have to offer you for quality, safe and affordable housing in Bayfield County.

You may begin your application here.

“This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer”