If I do not get placed on a waiting list, will the housing agency return the copies of personal documents I sent?


If you do not get placed on at waiting list, it depends on the housing agency's policy if the copies of your personal documents (such as your photo ID and Social Security Card) will be returned to you.

A lot of housing agencies do return these documents, but it is not a guarantee. If they are not returned, they are likely stored securely or destroyed. However, if you contact the housing agency and request these documents to be returned, it's likely the documents will be returned.

Contact the housing agency 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?