La Crosse County Housing Authority

Senior Living

Living Room

Living Room

View of Front Porch

View of Front Porch

Whispering Pines I (50+)

 

Whispering Pines II (62+)

 

 

Whispering Pines I opened in December of 1999 with the completion of 16 one-bedroom apartments for age 50 and better. In April 2001, Whispering Pines II, with 10 two-bedroom units became available for occupancy. Residency is limited to seniors 62 years or older. WPI is solely owned by the La Crosse County Housing Authority (LCHA). WPII is a joint venture of LCHA and the Couleecap, Inc.

Designed for independent living, each home has a kitchen with refrigerator and range, living room, bathroom, walk-in storage and one or two bedrooms. Community facilities include laundries, a beauty salon, community dining room, living room and a library with fireplace. Off street parking is provided.Funding for Whispering Pines is obtained solely through resident rents. These funds are governed under the watchful oversight of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and Division of Housing (DOH).

Income limits:

  • Whispering Pines I: 13 of the 16 units are reserved for individuals or couples at or below 60% of County Median Income (CMI).
  • Whispering Pines II: 9 of the units are reserved for individuals or couples at or below 60% of County Median Income (CMI), and 1 unit is reserved for an individual or couple at or below 50% of CMI.
Whispering Pines IWhispering Pines II
Whispering Pines I has 16 one-bedroom units. Each unit has a roll-in, sit-down shower, a walk-in pantry and solid oak cabinetry in the kitchen. Community areas are located in the center of this section. There are front and back porches off the community areas. Apartments open off central hallways with front doors offset from hall with built in small benches by each front door. Electric heat is controlled independently in each unit. Residents must furnish air conditioners.Rents are $499 per month and do not include utilities. A late fee of $5.00 is charged for rent not received by the fifth day of the month. Electronic Fund Transfers are accepted for rent payments. Leases are month to month with a 30-day notice to vacate required. Security deposits are equal to one month’s rent.
Whispering Pines II has 10 two-bedroom units and a preference is given to 2 person households. Bathrooms have tubs with shower surrounds. Kitchen cabinetry is faced with white laminate. It is connected to WPI via one of the WPI hallways. Apartments are off a central hallway, with front doors offset from hall. Gas heat and electricity are included in rent. Residents must furnish air conditioners.

Rents are $633/month, electricity and heat inclusive. A late fee of $5.00 is charged for rent not received by the fifth day of the month. Electronic Fund Transfers are accepted for rent payments. Lease periods are one year and a 30 day notice must be given if not renewing. Security deposits are equal to one month’s rent. 

Dining Room

Dining Room

View from Front Porch

View from Front Porch