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11 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 11 waiting lists open now, but closing soon, in Indiana, Michigan, Texas, New Mexico, California, and North Carolina.  9 of the 11 waiting lists open now have applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

Waiting List Status
Non-Elderly Disabled Mainstream
Kent County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until November 19th, 2018
Multi-County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until November 30th, 2018
Bernalillo and San Miguel County, New Mexico Section 8 HCV Waiting LIst Open until November 30th, 2018
Santa Cruz County and Cities of Hollister and San Juan Bautista, CA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until December 6th, 2018
Santa Cruz County and Cities of Hollister and San Juan Bautista, CA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until December 6th, 2018
Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until December 21st, 2018
Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until January 18th, 2019
Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until February 7th, 2019
Cherokee County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until February 7th, 2019
Iredell County, NC Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until July 1st, 2019

3 Section 8 Waiting Lists Opening Soon

There are Waiting Lists opening soon in Ohio, Florida, and Georgia. 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. 2 of the 3 waiting lists opening soon have applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

Waiting List Status
Jacksonville, FL Elderly/Disabled Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on November 17th, 2018
Portage County, OH Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on November 21st, 2018
DeKalb County, GA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on December 11th, 2018

4 Waiting Lists Recently Opened Until Further Notice

We've recently posted the following 4 waiting lists that are open until further notice (no planned closing dates).

3 of the 4 of these waiting lists have applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

Waiting List Status
North Charleston, SC Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open Indefinitely since November 14th, 2018
City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, VA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open Indefinitely since November 1st, 2018
Henry and Stark County, IL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open Indefinitely since September 18th, 2018
Pierce County, WA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open Indefinitely since September 17th, 2018

All Open Waiting Lists By State

State Open / Opening Soon
Alabama 12
Alaska 10
American Samoa 0
Arizona 2
Arkansas 19
California 19
Colorado 5
Connecticut 2
Delaware 1
District Of Columbia 0
Florida 2
Georgia 1
Guam 0
Hawaii 0
Idaho 2
Illinois 13
Indiana 7
Iowa 11
Kansas 5
Kentucky 17
Louisiana 5
Maine 1
Maryland 3
Massachusetts 3
Michigan 11
Minnesota 11
Mississippi 1
Missouri 20
Montana 5
Nebraska 10
Nevada 1
New Hampshire 10
New Jersey 1
New Mexico 8
New York 13
North Carolina 8
North Dakota 15
Northern Mariana Islands 1
Ohio 11
Oklahoma 15
Oregon 12
Pennsylvania 21
Puerto Rico 2
Rhode Island 1
South Carolina 5
South Dakota 8
Tennessee 9
Texas 24
Utah 7
Vermont 7
Virgin Islands 0
Virginia 5
Washington 5
West Virginia 9
Wisconsin 11
Wyoming 3

Quick Guide for Applying to Section 8 Waiting Lists

There are 2,470 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.