Housing Navigation Services | Catholic Charities of Madison

Providing housing assistance

for the greater Dane County community

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Housing help for homeless and housing insecure in Dane County.

Housing Navigation Services (HNS) is a program of Catholic Charities of Madison – created in partnership with Dane County – to provide compassionate, caring and culturally conscious services to individuals and families experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness. We want to ease this often stressful navigation by addressing your personal needs, preferences and barriers to achieving housing .


Housing Options

See how we can help you based on your current needs. 

Available Resources

From local to national programs, we can assist you in your housing search. 

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Accumulated resources and best practices across the United States, offering insight into housing nationwide. 

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Housing Education

A list of housing resources for landlords and tenants in Dane County, ensuring properly informed lessors and leesees. 

HNS staff uses an individualized approach with each person or family, to determine the level of assistance needed when crafting a personalized housing plan. Additionally, resources such as employment and training, benefits, and overall health services are factored in for client success.

Our Impact

Helping you


and keep your housing. 


Recent Housing Tips

Common Question on the HUD – VASH Program

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).