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

Section 8 Waiting Lists in Alabama

As of April 5th 2020, there are 11 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Alabama.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 11 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Alabama that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

Waiting List Last Updated On
Cullman, Alabama May 17th, 2019
Guntersville Housing Authority July 5th, 2018
Arab Housing Authority July 3rd, 2018
Elba Housing Authority July 3rd, 2018
Lineville Housing Authority July 6th, 2018
Eufaula Housing Authority July 13th, 2017
Albertville Housing Authority July 3rd, 2018
Walker County Housing Authority July 14th, 2017
Greenville Housing Authority July 14th, 2017
Hamilton Housing Authority December 11th, 2015
York Housing Authority July 5th, 2018

There are 147 housing authorities in Alabama 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.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
Jefferson County, AL Mainstream Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on November 1st, 2019
Jefferson County, AL Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 21st, 2019
Jasper, Alabama Closed on December 10th, 2018
Opp Housing Authority Closed on May 31st, 2018
Mobile, Alabama Closed on April 6th, 2018