Will I lose my chance at getting rental assistance if my name comes up on the waiting list before my current lease ends?


No, if your name reaches the top of the waiting list while still under contract of your current lease, you will not lose your rental assistance.

However, if you are scheduled to move into your affordable unit before your current lease ends, you must negotiate with your landlord to cancel the lease early.

Contact your the housing office you applied through for more information. You can search our website for housing authority and apartment community contact information here.

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?