I reached the top of the waiting list, and was told to come in for an interview. I can't travel there, but need the assistance. What can I do?


When your name reaches the top of a waiting list, you are required to visit the housing office for an in-person interview. Sometimes, just the head of household is required to attend, but all adult members or the entire household may be required to be present at the interview.

Applicants who do not attend this meeting risk becoming removed from the waiting list.

While HUD does not have a specific policy for this scenario, if the applicant cannot attend due to a medical reason, the housing office may be able to provide accommodation. Please contact the housing office you applied to for more information. You can use the search bar on the top of this page to search for housing authority and apartment community contact information.

More Waiting Lists 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?
  • Can I apply to multiple waiting lists?