Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Can I apply to multiple waiting lists?

Answer

Yes, you can apply to multiple waiting lists.

You can apply apply anywhere in the country, and there is no limit on how many waiting lists or housing programs you can apply to. However, duplicate applications for the same waiting list may be terminated.

It is important to keep a record of all waiting lists you apply to. Not only is it good for your own general knowledge, but also if you need to update application information or find out your waiting list status. If the housing office gives you a confirmation number, keep that information as well.

More FAQs from Low Income Households

  • What has to be included in my household income?
  • Since Section 8 vouchers are so difficult to get, is there a place to find other housing programs that set rent based on your income?
  • The housing office I applied through told me I didn't qualify to receive assistance, and I don't know why. What could have made me ineligible?
  • Who qualifies for affordable housing assistance?
  • Do I have to update my application information if there is a change?