7 Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Now

There are 7 waiting lists open now, but closing soon, in Maryland, Michigan, New York, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina, and Minnesota.  5 of the 7 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?
Hagerstown, Maryland Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until Application Limit is reached Yes
Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting Lists Open until May 31st, 2019 Yes
Various Towns in Suffolk County, NY Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until May 31st, 2019 No
Larimer County, CO Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until May 31st, 2019 Yes
El Paso, TX Section 8 HCV and Various PBV Waiting Lists Open until July 8th, 2019 Yes
Brunswick County, NC Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until August 6th, 2019 No
Blue Earth County, MN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until April 8th, 2020 Yes

6 Section 8 Waiting Lists Opening Soon

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

There are 6 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Waiting Lists that will open soon. 4 of the 6 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?
Family Unification Program Opens on May 21st, 2019 No
Hammond, IN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on May 22nd, 2019 Yes
Janesville, WI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on May 31st, 2019 No
Multi-County, MN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on June 12th, 2019 Yes
Minneapolis, MN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on June 12th, 2019 Yes
St. Paul, MN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on June 12th, 2019 Yes

3 Waiting Lists Recently Opened Until Further Notice

We've recently posted the following 3 waiting lists that are open until further notice (no planned closing dates).

1 of the 3 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?
Kauai County, Hawaii Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open Indefinitely since May 15th, 2019 Yes
Lawrence County, KY Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open Indefinitely since May 8th, 2019 No
McAllen, TX Single Elderly/Disabled Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open Indefinitely since April 5th, 2019 No

All Open Waiting Lists By State

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.