Housing Resources

A page within Student Life

It is difficult to focus on school, work, or studying when your basic needs aren't being met. If you do not have adequate housing, you are not alone.

We are here to help. 

UWL Residence Life

UWL's Office of Residence Life is responsible for all things related to housing on-campus in our residence halls. To contact the Office of Residence Life, email housing@uwlax.edu or call 608-785-8075.

Housing and COVID-19

Effective September 4, 2020 through September 30, 2021, there is a federal moratorium on residential evictions due to failure to pay rent because of the impacts COVID-19 for tenants that meet certain criteria. You can view a copy of the order here.

It Make$ Cents! Off-Campus Housing Webpage

It Make$ Cents! is a financial literacy program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse that addresses the financial concerns of students that are unique to college life. It aims at equipping students with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to integrate and maintain lifelong financial wellness. On the It Make$ Cents! webpage, they provide different ways to find off-campus housing as well as important information to know when renting off-campus.

Off-Campus Housing 

Below are some resources to find off-campus housing in the area. Click on the links below for more information.

College Pads

Student Rentals La Crosse

UW-La Crosse Off-Campus Housing Facebook Group

Coulee Region Apartment Connextion

Financial Assistance for Housing

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance program (WHEAP)

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program is aimed at assisting Wisconsin households in reducing their energy burden. In addition to regular heating and electric assistance, specialized services include:  

  • Emergency fuel assistance 
  • Counseling for energy conservation and energy budgets 
  • Pro-active co-payment plans 
  • Targeted outreach services 
  • Emergency furnace repair and replacement  

Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) program offers eligible households assistance with current or late rent, energy or utility bills, and other housing costs dating back to the start of the pandemic. Applicants must be a Wisconsin resident who has experienced a significant income loss or costs due directly or indirectly to COVID-19, is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, and has a household income at or below 80% of the county median income. You must apply for Home Energy Assistance (WHEAP) first as rental assistance is included in that application.  

Local Shelters and Emergency Housing

Below are different places in La Crosse that offer housing options if you or someone you know is at risk at becoming homeless. To learn more, use the links below to contact someone at each organization.