Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

6 Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Now

There are 6 waiting lists open now, but closing soon, in New York, Washington, Arizona, Maryland, and Illinois.  5 of the 6 waiting lists open now have applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

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

Waiting List Status Online Application?
Port Jervis, NY Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until January 26th, 2021 Yes
Yakima and Kittitas County, WA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until January 31st, 2021 Yes
Cochise County, AZ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until February 2nd, 2021 Yes
Referral Only Open until June 8th, 2030 No
Hagerstown, Maryland Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until Application Limit is reached Yes
DeKalb County, IL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until Application Limit is reached Yes

4 Section 8 Waiting Lists Opening Soon

There are waiting lists opening soon in Michigan, Texas, Florida, and Virginia. Choose a waiting list below to learn more about the application process and other affordable housing opportunities.

There are 4 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Waiting Lists that will open soon. 3 of the 4 waiting lists opening soon have applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

Waiting List Status Online Application?
Pontiac, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on January 25th, 2021 Yes
Fort Worth, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on January 25th, 2021 Yes
Alachua County, Florida Mainstream HCV Waiting List Opens on January 25th, 2021 No
Charlottesville, VA Section 8 Mainstream HCV Waiting List Opens on January 29th, 2021 Yes

5 Waiting Lists Recently Opened Until Further Notice

There are waiting lists in Washington, Ohio, Alaska, and Tennessee. that are open now until further notice.

5 of the 5 of these waiting lists have applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

Waiting List Status Online Application?
Okanogan County, WA Mainstream Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since January 11th, 2021 Yes
Cuyahoga County, OH Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since November 9th, 2020 Yes
Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH Mainstream Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since October 28th, 2020 Yes
Wasilla, AK Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since October 5th, 2020 Yes
Greene, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington County, TN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since September 1st, 2020 Yes

All Open Waiting Lists By State

Important Terms & 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.
  • Open Until Application Limit: The waiting list is currently open until a set number of applications have been submitted.
  • 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. The most common preferences are those for the elderly, disabled, or homeless households. preferences
Keep Learning