Applications for a Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher must be submitted to a housing authority that manages the program for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
These vouchers are only available at housing authorities that participate in the Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher program. Non-Elderly Disabled Vouchers are not available at every housing authority.
To apply for a Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher, start by finding a waiting list that is open for applications:
- Find an open waiting list.
Just like Section 8 Vouchers, the program’s waiting list must be open for applications. Housing authorities regularly open and close waiting lists in their area throughout the year.
When a waiting list opens, housing authorities release a public notice to announce the application period. A public notice may be published locally (such as in a newspaper), or published online (either on a website or social media).
Affordable Housing Online keeps track of Section 8 waiting list openings throughout the nation. Select a “Non-Elderly Disabled Section 8 HCV Waiting List” for more information about applying.
After finding an open waiting list, it’s important to apply as soon as possible. Waiting lists are not guaranteed to stay open.
- Complete the application.
Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher applications are most commonly available online, by mail, or at an in-person location; but other means such as by email and phone may be used.
No matter which method is used, the contents of a Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher application are generally the same as what’s in a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher application.
Read how to complete a Section 8 application.
- Find an apartment.
After getting approved for a Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher, it’s important to start searching for a new home as soon as possible.
Renters with a Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher follow the same search process as those with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher.
Read how to find a Section 8 apartment.