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Office Hours  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday
Location City Hall, 18 N. Jackson Street, 1st Floor - Using the Wall St. entrance, we are the first office to your right as you enter the building.
Telephone (608) 755-3065
Fax (608) 755-3207
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Meet the staff Jennifer Petruzzello, Neighborhood & Community Services Director

Housing Programs and Activities

Department activities involve to a large extent the administration of federally and state funded programs. The central programs are the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Section 8 Rental Assistance Programs. The CDBG Program funds a fairly broad range of housing, neighborhood and downtown activities subject to a number of exceptions and limitations.

Rent Assistance

The Section 8 Program is funded by the federal government on the basis of a number of housing assistance vouchers for low and moderate-income persons. The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8, assists households with their monthly rent and utilities. Under this program, a monthly rent payment is made to the landlord on behalf of the tenant's household.

A public hearing has been scheduled before the Community Development Authority for Wednesday, November 19 at 5:30 PM, Janesville City Hall, Council Chambers for revisions to the Rent Assistance Program Administrative Plan. Click here to see a copy of the Plan, with proposed changes noted in bold and underline or strike-out font.

Property Maintenance Complaints

The department is also responsible for addressing complaints from citizens regarding the condition of buildings, housing units, and nuisances (junk cars, trash, etc.). Upon receipt of a complaint, an inspection is conducted. To report a property maintenance complaint or concern, please call 755-3065.

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