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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 5 waiting lists open now, but closing soon, in Minnesota, Ohio, New York, California, and Oregon. 4 of the 5 waiting lists open now have applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

The Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan County, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

The Waiting List has preferences for

Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally 

Application Methods

Online Application Pick Up Application Call For Application 
The Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open now and will close on June 6th, 2017 at 8:00 AM ET.

The Waiting List has preferences for

Veterans Persons with Disabilities Active Military The Near-Elderly with Disabilities 

Application Methods

Online Application 

Schenectady, New York

Open until June 22nd, 2018

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The Schenectady, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open now and will close on June 22nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM ET.

The Waiting List has preferences for

Victims of Domestic Violence Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally Veterans Working/Employed Families with Children 

Application Methods

Online Application 
The Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open now and will close on June 29th, 2018 at 4:00 PM PT.

The Waiting List has preferences for

Preferences Unconfirmed 

Application Methods

In Person Application Pick Up Application 

Salem and Keizer, Oregon

Open until June 30th, 2018

JUNE
30th
The Salem and Keizer, Oregon Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open now and will close on June 30th, 2018.

The Waiting List has preferences for

Victims of Domestic Violence The Homeless Those Terminated from Assistance Due to Lack of Funding Referred by Local Assistance Program 

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).

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

Bernalillo and San Miguel County, New Mexico

Open indefinitely since June 5th, 2018

The Bernalillo and San Miguel County, New Mexico Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

The Waiting List has preferences for

The Elderly Those Displaced by Natural Disaster Veterans Working/Employed The Homeless Persons with Disabilities Those Terminated from Assistance Due to Lack of Funding 

Application Methods

Online Application 

All Open Waiting Lists By State

StateOpen / Opening Soon
Alabama 13
Alaska 10
American Samoa 0
Arizona 2
Arkansas 16
California 18
Colorado 4
Connecticut 2
Delaware 1
District Of Columbia 0
Florida 1
Georgia 0
Guam 0
Hawaii 0
Idaho 2
Illinois 11
Indiana 5
Iowa 11
Kansas 5
Kentucky 17
Louisiana 7
Maine 10
Maryland 4
Massachusetts 5
Michigan 7
Minnesota 11
Mississippi 1
Missouri 19
Montana 5
Nebraska 10
Nevada 1
New Hampshire 9
New Jersey 1
New Mexico 7
New York 13
North Carolina 6
North Dakota 15
Northern Mariana Islands 0
Ohio 9
Oklahoma 16
Oregon 13
Pennsylvania 19
Puerto Rico 2
Rhode Island 1
South Carolina 4
South Dakota 8
Tennessee 8
Texas 18
Utah 7
Vermont 7
Virgin Islands 0
Virginia 4
Washington 3
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.