11 Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Now

There are 11 waiting lists open now, but closing soon, in Maryland, New York, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nevada, Connecticut, Illinois, Idaho, and Michigan.  6 of the 11 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
Green Island, NY Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until Application Limit is reached No
McLeod County, MN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until Application Limit is reached No
Kinston, NC Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until August 19th, 2019 No
Washoe County, NV Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until August 23rd, 2019 Yes
Vernon, CT Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until August 30th, 2019 Yes
Jackson County, IL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until August 31st, 2019 Yes
Mercer County, IL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until September 5th, 2019 No
Boise City and Ada County, ID Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until September 6th, 2019 Yes
Oscoda and Montmorency County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until October 25th, 2019 Yes
Blue Earth County, MN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until April 8th, 2020 Yes

4 Section 8 Waiting Lists Opening Soon

There are waiting lists opening soon in Louisiana, Colorado, and Indiana. 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. 1 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?
Thibodaux, LA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on August 19th, 2019 No
Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Lake County, CO Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on August 19th, 2019 No
New Castle, IN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on August 20th, 2019 No
City and County of Denver, CO Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on September 19th, 2019 Yes

4 Waiting Lists Recently Opened Until Further Notice

There are waiting lists in New York, Vermont, Iowa, and Indiana. that are open now until further notice.

1 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 Online Application?
Glens Falls, NY Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since August 5th, 2019 No
State of Vermont Mainstream Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since August 1st, 2019 No
Dubuque, IA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since July 9th, 2019 Yes
Multi-County, IN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since June 24th, 2019 No

All Open Waiting Lists By State

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.