17 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 17 waiting lists open now, but closing soon, in Texas, Maryland, Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, New York, Michigan, California, and Minnesota.  11 of the 17 waiting lists open now have applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

2 Section 8 Waiting Lists Opening Soon

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

There are 2 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Waiting Lists that will open soon. 1 of the 2 waiting lists opening soon have applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

1 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.

Waiting List Status
Douglas and Pope County, MN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open Indefinitely since March 18th, 2019

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Quick Guide for Applying to Section 8 Waiting Lists

There are 2,471 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.