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?


Any housing office that provides a HUD program is legally required to explain to you why you did not qualify. Due to the high demand of affordable housing, and comparatively low supply, it is possible that you did qualify, but were not among the applicants that were placed on the waiting list. For example, 20,000+ people may apply to a waiting list opening that is placing 1,000 applicants on that waiting list.

Contact the housing office you applied through to find out why you did not qualify. You can search our website 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?
  • Who qualifies for affordable housing assistance?
  • Can I apply to multiple waiting lists?
  • Do I have to update my application information if there is a change?