Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

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

16 Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Now

There are 16 waiting lists open now, but closing soon, in Texas, Michigan, California, New Jersey, Minnesota, New York, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia.  8 of the 16 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?
Falfurrias, Texas Open Now No
Rockford, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until April 2nd, 2020 Yes
Merced County, CA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until April 3rd, 2020 Yes
Morristown, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until April 6th, 2020 Yes
Blue Earth County, MN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until April 8th, 2020 Yes
Cherokee County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until April 8th, 2020 No
Guttenberg, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until April 15th, 2020 Yes
Poughkeepsie, NY Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until April 30th, 2020 No
Douglas, AZ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until April 30th, 2020 No
Multi-County, MI Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until May 29th, 2020 No
El Paso, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until June 30th, 2020 Yes
York County, PA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until December 30th, 2020 Yes
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
Glynn County, GA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until Application Limit is reached No

4 Section 8 Waiting Lists Opening Soon

There are waiting lists opening soon in Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, and Oregon. 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?
Multi-County, MI Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on April 27th, 2020 Yes
Albuquerque, NM Opens on May 1st, 2020 Yes
McAllen, TX Single Elderly/Disabled Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on June 11th, 2020 No
Clackamas County, OR Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on June 15th, 2020 Yes

5 Waiting Lists Recently Opened Until Further Notice

There are waiting lists in Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. that are open now until further notice.

1 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?
Monroe County, IN Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since March 31st, 2020 Yes
Leavenworth County, KS Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since March 11th, 2020 No
Franklin and Jefferson County, MO Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since March 3rd, 2020 No
Franklin and Jefferson County, MO Mainstream Voucher Program Waiting List Open since March 3rd, 2020 No
Fannin County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open since January 28th, 2020 No

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
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