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Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Now

Choose a waiting list below to learn more about the application process and other affordable housing opportunities.

There are 7 waiting lists open now, but closing soon, in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, California, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.  3 of the 7 waiting lists open now have applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

The Sullivan County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

The Waiting List has preferences for

The Elderly  Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally  Working/Employed  The Homeless  Persons with Disabilities  Those Terminated from Assistance Due to Lack of Funding  Persons Living in Or at Risk of Institutionalization 

Application Methods

Call For Application  Email In Application 
The Quincy, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Application Methods

In Person Application 

Panama City, Florida

Open until August 10th, 2018

AUGUST
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The Panama City, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open now and will close on August 10th, 2018 .

The Waiting List has preferences for

The Elderly  Persons with Disabilities 

Application Methods

Online Application 

Fairfield, California

Open until August 14th, 2018

AUGUST
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The Fairfield, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open now and will close on August 14th, 2018 at 5:00 PM PT .

The Waiting List has preferences for

The Elderly  Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally  Veterans  Working/Employed  Those Displaced by Government Action  Persons with Disabilities  Those Terminated from Assistance Due to Lack of Funding 

Application Methods

Online Application 

Hamilton Township, New Jersey

Open until August 17th, 2018

AUGUST
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The Hamilton Township, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open now and will close on August 17th, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET .

The Waiting List has preferences for

Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally  Veterans  Persons with Disabilities  Preferences Unconfirmed 

Application Methods

Online Application 

Greene County, New York

Open until August 31st, 2018

AUGUST
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The Greene County, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open now and will close on August 31st, 2018 .

The Waiting List has preferences for

The Elderly  Veterans  Persons with Disabilities 

Application Methods

Print Out Application  Mail In Application  Turn In Application 

Mercer County, Pennsylvania

Open until September 30th, 2018

SEPTEMBER
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The Mercer County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open now and will close on September 30th, 2018 .

Application Methods

In Person Application 

Section 8 Waiting Lists Opening Soon

There are Waiting Lists opening soon in New York, Connecticut, and Texas. Choose a waiting list below to learn more about the application process and other affordable housing opportunities.

There are 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Waiting Lists that will open soon. 1 of the 3 waiting lists opening soon have applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

Chautauqua County, New York Limited

Opens on August 15th, 2018

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The Chautauqua County, New York Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List will open on August 15th, 2018  at 8:30 AM ET .

The Waiting List has preferences for

Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally  Persons with Disabilities 

Application Methods

In Person Application  Pick Up Application 

Portland and Cromwell, Connecticut

Opens on August 17th, 2018

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The Portland and Cromwell, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List will open on August 17th, 2018 .

Application Methods

Pick Up Application  Print Out Application  Mail In Application 

Austin, Texas

Opens on September 17th, 2018

SEPTEMBER
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The Austin, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List will open on September 17th, 2018  at 12:00 PM CT .

The Waiting List has preferences for

The Elderly  Those Displaced by Natural Disaster  Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally  The Homeless  Those Displaced by Government Action  Persons with Disabilities  Families with Children  Current PHA Residents 

Application Methods

Online Application 

Waiting Lists Recently Opened Until Further Notice

We've recently posted the following 1 waiting lists that are open until further notice (no planned closing dates).

0 of the 1 of these waiting lists have applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

Northern Marianas Islands

Open indefinitely since July 23rd, 2018

The Northern Marianas Islands Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

The Waiting List has preferences for

Preferences Unconfirmed 

Application Methods

In Person Application  Pick Up Application  Turn In Application 

All Open Waiting Lists By State

State Open / Opening Soon
Alabama 12
Alaska 10
American Samoa 0
Arizona 2
Arkansas 16
California 18
Colorado 4
Connecticut 3
Delaware 1
District Of Columbia 0
Florida 2
Georgia 0
Guam 0
Hawaii 0
Idaho 2
Illinois 12
Indiana 6
Iowa 12
Kansas 5
Kentucky 17
Louisiana 5
Maine 10
Maryland 3
Massachusetts 5
Michigan 7
Minnesota 11
Mississippi 1
Missouri 19
Montana 5
Nebraska 10
Nevada 1
New Hampshire 9
New Jersey 2
New Mexico 7
New York 15
North Carolina 6
North Dakota 15
Northern Mariana Islands 1
Ohio 9
Oklahoma 15
Oregon 12
Pennsylvania 20
Puerto Rico 2
Rhode Island 1
South Carolina 4
South Dakota 8
Tennessee 8
Texas 19
Utah 7
Vermont 7
Virgin Islands 0
Virginia 4
Washington 4
West Virginia 9
Wisconsin 11
Wyoming 3

Quick Guide for Applying to Section 8 Waiting Lists

There are 2,453 housing authorities across the country which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide

Basic Information

What is This Page: An active list of Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance waiting lists that are currently open or opening soon for application submissions. (Read more about the program here.)

Who is Eligible: Households of one or more persons that meet basic Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements, and meet the income limit guidelines. (Read more about eligibility here.)

Where Can Households Apply: Households may apply to open affordable housing rental assistance waiting lists nationwide. (Read more about waiting lists here.)

How to Apply: Submit an application through a HUD Public Housing Authority with an open waiting list. (View a list of open waiting lists in each state here.

When Are Applications Available: Applications may only be submitted while the waiting list is open. There is no standard length of how long a waiting list may be open. If the waiting list is closed, it may not reopen for months or years. (View a list of open waiting lists in each state here.)

Definitions

Opening Soon: The waiting list has a set open date in the future. Once open, the housing authority will begin accepting applications for the waiting list.

Open Now: The waiting list is currently open until the set close date in the future. The housing authority will accept applications for the waiting list until it closes.

Open Until Further Notice: The waiting list is currently open until an unknown date in the future. The housing authority will accept applications for the waiting list until it closes.

Public Housing Authority: The federal housing agency that manages the waiting list.

Waiting List: The list of applicants who meet the basic program eligibility requirements, and have been selected as a potential tenant.

Application: The form submitted to the housing authority to determine basic program eligibility.

Preferences: Priority placement is given to applicants who qualify for a specific preference category (such as elderly, disabled, or homeless). Learn more about preferences here.