Open Section 8 Waiting Lists in New York

Find applications for 25 open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in New York. There are 195 housing authorities with voucher programs serving about 3,569,971 renter households in New York. Among these, 6.7 percent of housing authorities run larger voucher programs serving thousands of renters. Over the last three years, there have been 62 waiting lists open in New York.

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New York Housing Authorities

ACCORD Corporation

ACCORD Corporation serves New York.

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Albany Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Albany, New York Closed

Albany Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Amsterdam Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Amsterdam, New York Closed

Amsterdam Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Arbor Housing and Development

Arbor Housing and Development serves New York.

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Arbor Housing and Development

Arbor Housing and Development serves New York.

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Auburn Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Auburn, New York Closed

Auburn Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Batavia Housing Authority

Batavia Housing Authority serves New York.

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Binghamton Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Binghamton Housing Authority Closed

Binghamton Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Boonville Housing Authority

Boonville Housing Authority serves New York.

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Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Erie County, New York Closed

Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority serves New York.

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CVR New York

Waiting List Status
Westchester County, New York Closed

CVR New York is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Canastota Housing Authority

Canastota Housing Authority serves New York.

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Canton Housing Authority

Canton Housing Authority serves New York.

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Catskill Housing Authority

Catskill Housing Authority serves New York.

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Cattaraugus Development Corporation

Cattaraugus Development Corporation serves New York.

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Cayuga County Homsite Development Corporation

Cayuga County Homsite Development Corporation serves New York.

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Chautauqua Opportunities Inc

Waiting List Status
Chautauqua County, New York Open Now
Cattaraugus County, New York Open Until Further Notice

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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City of Fulton

City of Fulton serves New York.

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City of Johnstown

City of Johnstown serves New York.

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City of Niagara Falls

Waiting List Status
Niagara Falls, New York Closed

City of Niagara Falls is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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City of North Tonawanda

City of North Tonawanda serves New York.

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City of Oswego Office of Community Dev.

City of Oswego Office of Community Dev. serves New York.

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City of Peekskill

Waiting List Status
Peekskill, New York Closed

City of Peekskill is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office

Waiting List Status
Poughkeepsie, New York Closed

City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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City of Salamanca

City of Salamanca serves New York.

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City of Utica

Waiting List Status
City of Utica Closed

City of Utica is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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City of White Plains Comm Dev Prog

City of White Plains Comm Dev Prog serves New York.

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Clinton County Housing Assistance Program

Clinton County Housing Assistance Program serves New York.

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Cohoes Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Cohoes, New York Open Until Further Notice

Cohoes Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Community Development Corporation of Long Island Inc

Waiting List Status
Suffolk County, NY Closed

Community Development Corporation of Long Island Inc is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Cortland Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Cortland County, New York Open Until Further Notice

Cortland Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Dolgeville Housing Authority

Dolgeville Housing Authority serves New York.

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Dunkirk Housing Authority

Dunkirk Housing Authority serves New York.

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Ellenville Housing Authority

Ellenville Housing Authority serves New York.

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Elmira Housing Authority

Elmira Housing Authority serves New York.

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Fairport Urban Renewal Agency

Waiting List Status
Monroe County, New York Closed

Fairport Urban Renewal Agency is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Family And Children's Association

Family And Children's Association serves New York.

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Fort Plain Housing Agency

Fort Plain Housing Agency serves New York.

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Freeport Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Freeport, New York Closed

Freeport Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Geneva Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Geneva, New York Open Until Further Notice

Geneva Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Glen Cove Community Development Agency

Waiting List Status
Glen Cove, New York Closed

Glen Cove Community Development Agency is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Glen Cove Public Housing Authority

Glen Cove Public Housing Authority serves New York.

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Glens Falls Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Glens Falls, New York Closed

Glens Falls Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Gloversville Housing Authority

Gloversville Housing Authority serves New York.

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Greater Opportunities for Broome and Chenango, Inc

Greater Opportunities for Broome and Chenango, Inc serves New York.

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Greenburgh Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Greenburgh Housing Authority Closed

Greenburgh Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Harrietstown Housing Authority

Harrietstown Housing Authority serves New York.

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Herkimer Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Herkimer, New York Open Until Further Notice

Herkimer Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Hornell Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Hornell Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Hornell Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of Long Beach

Housing Authority of Long Beach serves New York.

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Hudson Housing Authority

Hudson Housing Authority serves New York.

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Ilion Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Ilion Area, New York Open Until Further Notice

Ilion Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Ithaca Housing Authority

Ithaca Housing Authority serves New York.

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Jamestown Housing Authority

Jamestown Housing Authority serves New York.

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Kenmore Municipal Housing Authority

Kenmore Municipal Housing Authority serves New York.

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Kingston Community Development Agency

Kingston Community Development Agency serves New York.

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Kingston Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Kingston Housing Authority Closed

Kingston Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority

Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority serves New York.

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Lake Placid Village Inc.

Lake Placid Village Inc. serves New York.

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Little Falls Housing Authority

Little Falls Housing Authority serves New York.

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Lockport Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Lockport, New York Open Until Further Notice

Lockport Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Malone Housing Authority

Malone Housing Authority serves New York.

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Massena Housing Authority

Massena Housing Authority serves New York.

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Mechanicville Housing Authority

Mechanicville Housing Authority serves New York.

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Mercy Haven Inc.

Mercy Haven Inc. serves New York.

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Monticello Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Monticello Housing Authority Closed

Monticello Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Mount Kisco Housing Authority

Mount Kisco Housing Authority serves New York.

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Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers

Waiting List Status
Yonkers, New York Closed

Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Nassau County Office of Housing

Waiting List Status
Nassau County, New York Closed

Nassau County Office of Housing is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority Closed

New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Waiting List Status
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, New York Limited Closed

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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New York City Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
New York City Open Soon
Referral Only New York City, New York Open Now

New York City Housing Authority is accepting applications for a waiting list now and will begin accepting applications for another waiting list soon.

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New York State Homes and Community Renewal

Waiting List Status
New York City, New York Closed

New York State Homes and Community Renewal is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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New York State Housing Finance Agency

New York State Housing Finance Agency serves New York.

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Newark Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Wayne County, New York Open Until Further Notice

Newark Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Newburgh Housing Authourity

Waiting List Status
Newburgh Housing Authourity Closed

Newburgh Housing Authourity is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Niagara Falls Housing Authority

Niagara Falls Housing Authority serves New York.

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North Fork Housing Alliance

Waiting List Status
Various Towns in Suffolk County, New York Closed

North Fork Housing Alliance is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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North Hempstead Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
North Hempstead, New York Closed

North Hempstead Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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North Tarrytown Housing Authority

North Tarrytown Housing Authority serves New York.

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Norwich Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Norwich, New York Closed

Norwich Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Ogdensburg Housing Authority

Ogdensburg Housing Authority serves New York.

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Olean Housing Authority

Olean Housing Authority serves New York.

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Oneida Housing Authority

Oneida Housing Authority serves New York.

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Oneonta Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Oneonta Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Oneonta Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Options for Community Living

Options for Community Living serves New York.

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Otsego Rural Housing Assistance

Waiting List Status
Otsego County, New York Closed

Otsego Rural Housing Assistance is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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PathStone

Waiting List Status
Dutchess County, New York Closed
Genesee County, New York Open Until Further Notice

PathStone is accepting applications for a waiting list now.

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Peekskill Housing Authority

Peekskill Housing Authority serves New York.

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Plattsburgh Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Plattsburgh, New York Open Until Further Notice

Plattsburgh Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Pleasantville Housing Authority

Pleasantville Housing Authority serves New York.

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Port Chester Housing Authority

Port Chester Housing Authority serves New York.

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Port Jervis Community Development Agency

Waiting List Status
Port Jervis, New York Closed

Port Jervis Community Development Agency is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Port Jervis Housing Authority

Port Jervis Housing Authority serves New York.

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Poughkeepsie Housing Authority

Poughkeepsie Housing Authority serves New York.

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Putnam County Housing Corporation

Waiting List Status
Putnam County, New York Closed

Putnam County Housing Corporation is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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RUPCO

Waiting List Status
Ulster County, New York, Limited Open Now
Greene County, New York Closed
Ulster County, New York Closed

RUPCO is accepting applications for a waiting list now.

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Rensselaer Housing Authority

Rensselaer Housing Authority serves New York.

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Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo

Waiting List Status
Erie County, New York Closed

Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Riverhead Housing Development Corproration

Waiting List Status
Riverhead, New York Closed

Riverhead Housing Development Corproration is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Rochester Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne County, New York Open Now

Rochester Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Rockland County Department of Social Services

Waiting List Status
Rockland County, New York Closed

Rockland County Department of Social Services is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Rockville Centre HA

Rockville Centre HA serves New York.

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Rome Housing Authority

Rome Housing Authority serves New York.

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Saratoga Springs Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Closed

Saratoga Springs Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Schenectady, New York Closed

Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Southern Tier Environments for Living

Southern Tier Environments for Living serves New York.

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St. Johnsville Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
St. Johnsville Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

St. Johnsville Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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St. Lawrence County Community Development Program

Waiting List Status
St. Lawrence County, New York Closed

St. Lawrence County Community Development Program is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Syracuse Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Syracuse, New York Closed

Syracuse Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Tarrytown Municipal Housing Authority

Tarrytown Municipal Housing Authority serves New York.

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The City of Beacon Housing Authority

The City of Beacon Housing Authority serves New York.

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The City of New Rochelle PHA

Waiting List Status
City of New Rochelle PHA Open Soon

The City of New Rochelle PHA is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, but will begin accepting applications for waiting list soon.

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Town of Amherst

Town of Amherst serves New York.

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Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency

Waiting List Status
Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency Closed

Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Town of Bethlehem

Town of Bethlehem serves New York.

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Town of Brookhaven HCDIA

Town of Brookhaven HCDIA serves New York.

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Town of Clifton Park

Town of Clifton Park serves New York.

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Town of Coeymans

Town of Coeymans serves New York.

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Town of Colonie Community Development

Waiting List Status
Town of Colonie Community Development Open Until Further Notice

Town of Colonie Community Development is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Town of Corinth

Town of Corinth serves New York.

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Town of Duanesburg

Town of Duanesburg serves New York.

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Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development

Waiting List Status
East Hampton, New York Closed

Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Town of Glenville

Town of Glenville serves New York.

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Town of Guilderland

Town of Guilderland serves New York.

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Town of Hadley

Town of Hadley serves New York.

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Town of Hempstead Dept. of Urban Renewal

Town of Hempstead Dept. of Urban Renewal serves New York.

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Town of Hempstead Housing Authority

Town of Hempstead Housing Authority serves New York.

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Town of Hoosick Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Hoosick Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Town of Hoosick Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Town of Huntington Housing Authority

Town of Huntington Housing Authority serves New York.

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Town of Islip Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Islip, New York Closed

Town of Islip Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Town of Jay

Town of Jay serves New York.

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Town of Knox

Town of Knox serves New York.

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Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Westchester County, New York Closed

Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Town of Nassau

Town of Nassau serves New York.

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Town of Niskayuna

Town of Niskayuna serves New York.

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Town of Oyster Bay Housing Authority

Town of Oyster Bay Housing Authority serves New York.

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Town of Ramapo Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Rockland County, New York Closed

Town of Ramapo Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Town of Rotterdam

Town of Rotterdam serves New York.

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Town of Saugerties P H A

Town of Saugerties P H A serves New York.

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Town of Schodack

Town of Schodack serves New York.

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Town of Smithtown Planning and Community Development Department

Town of Smithtown Planning and Community Development Department serves New York.

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Town of Southampton Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Town of Southampton Housing Authority Closed

Town of Southampton Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Town of Stillwater

Town of Stillwater serves New York.

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Town of Union Department of Planning

Waiting List Status
Union, Endicott, and Vestal, New York Open Until Further Notice

Town of Union Department of Planning is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Town of Waterford

Town of Waterford serves New York.

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Town of Wilton

Town of Wilton serves New York.

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Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office

Waiting List Status
Yorktown Area, New York Closed

Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Transitional Services of Ny for Long Island

Transitional Services of Ny for Long Island serves New York.

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Troy Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Troy, New York Closed

Troy Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Tuckahoe Housing Authority (Public Housing)

Tuckahoe Housing Authority (Public Housing) serves New York.

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Tuckahoe Housing Authority (Section 8)

Waiting List Status
Tuckahoe Housing Authority (Section 8) Closed

Tuckahoe Housing Authority (Section 8) is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Tupper Lake Housing Authority

Tupper Lake Housing Authority serves New York.

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Utica Municipal Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Utica Municipal Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Utica Municipal Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Village of Ballston Spa

Village of Ballston Spa serves New York.

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Village of Canajoharie

Village of Canajoharie serves New York.

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Village of Cobleskill

Village of Cobleskill serves New York.

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Village of Corinth

Village of Corinth serves New York.

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Village of Elmira Heights

Village of Elmira Heights serves New York.

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Village of Farmingdale HA

Village of Farmingdale HA serves New York.

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Village of Great Neck Housing Authority

Village of Great Neck Housing Authority serves New York.

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Village of Green Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Office

Waiting List Status
Green Island, New York Closed

Village of Green Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Office is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Village of Greenport Housing Authority

Village of Greenport Housing Authority serves New York.

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Village of Hempstead HA

Waiting List Status
Village of Hempstead HA Closed

Village of Hempstead HA is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Village of Hempstead Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Village of Hempstead, New York Closed

Village of Hempstead Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Village of Highland Falls

Village of Highland Falls serves New York.

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Village of Horseheads

Village of Horseheads serves New York.

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Village of Kaser

Village of Kaser serves New York.

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Village of Kiryas Joel HA

Village of Kiryas Joel HA serves New York.

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Village of Mamaroneck HA

Village of Mamaroneck HA serves New York.

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Village of Manlius

Village of Manlius serves New York.

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Village of Mount Kisco

Village of Mount Kisco serves New York.

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Village of New Hartford

Village of New Hartford serves New York.

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Village of New Square PHA

Village of New Square PHA serves New York.

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Village of North Syracuse Housing Authority

Village of North Syracuse Housing Authority serves New York.

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Village of Nyack Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Nyack, New York Open Until Further Notice

Village of Nyack Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Village of Ossining Section 8 Program

Waiting List Status
Village of Ossining Section 8 Program Closed

Village of Ossining Section 8 Program is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Village of Patchogue Community Development Agency

Waiting List Status
Patchogue, New York Closed

Village of Patchogue Community Development Agency is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Village of Pelham HA

Village of Pelham HA serves New York.

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Village of Port Chester

Village of Port Chester serves New York.

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Village of Rockville Centre

Village of Rockville Centre serves New York.

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Village of Scotia

Village of Scotia serves New York.

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Village of Sea Cliff Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Sea Cliff, New York Closed

Village of Sea Cliff Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Village of Spring Valley HA

Village of Spring Valley HA serves New York.

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Village of Spring Valley Housing Authority

Village of Spring Valley Housing Authority serves New York.

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Village of Walton

Village of Walton serves New York.

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Village of Waterford

Village of Waterford serves New York.

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Watertown Housing Authority

Watertown Housing Authority serves New York.

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Watervliet Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Watervliet Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Watervliet Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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West Carthage Housing Authority

West Carthage Housing Authority serves New York.

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White Plains Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Westchester County, New York Closed

White Plains Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Whitehall Housing Authority

Whitehall Housing Authority serves New York.

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Wilna Housing Authority

Wilna Housing Authority serves New York.

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Woodridge Housing Authority

Woodridge Housing Authority serves New York.

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Are Section 8 Waiting Lists Open in New York?

As of May 23, 2024, AHO is tracking 2 waiting lists open right now that are scheduled to close in the near future. Additionally, AHO is monitoring 19 waiting lists that are open until further notice.

AHO encourages you to first apply to the waiting lists that are scheduled to close, as most housing choice voucher programs do not have a set schedule for when they will reopen their waiting lists.

AHO still encourages you to apply to continuously open waiting lists as soon as possible. These waiting lists may close without sufficient notice.

In total, there are 21 waiting lists you can apply to right now and 4 waiting lists you can apply to soon.

How many HCV waiting lists were open in New York in the last few years?

During the last three years, there were 62 HCV waiting lists open for at least a day in New York.

How long were HCV waiting lists kept open in New York in the last few years?

Section 8 HCV waiting lists in New York were kept open an average of 566 days over the last three years.

Many waiting lists were kept open only a short time. In the last three years, 21% were open seven days or less and 1.6% were open for only one day (or a few hours) . This means that it is important for low-income renters to apply right away when they find an open waiting list.

How hard is it to get a voucher if I don't currently live in the area the housing authority serves?

Renters can apply to any open HCV waiting list in the country. The program is supposed to promote mobility so that renters can move to places with more opportunity.

Some housing authorities have a preference for local residents in their waiting list placement. If you live outside the area you can get on the waiting list, but you will likely wait a long time before a voucher is offered, if at all.

Over the last three years, 33.9% of waiting lists in New York that opened had a preference for local residents.

To what extent do housing authorities in New York increase access with online applications?

Online applications make it easier for low-income renters to apply for open waiting lists, especially when applying to different communities or when waiting lists are only kept open a short time.

Online applications were used for 35.5% of waiting list applications in in New York over the last three years.

How fair is waiting list placement in New York?

Random lotteries were used by 32.3% of housing authorities in New York to place applicants on their waiting lists over the last three years.

Applicants placed at the bottom of a waiting list may wait up to two or three years before being offered a voucher. Placing applicants on a waiting list using a random lottery gives everyone a fair chance to be near the top of the list.

Many housing authorities place applicants according to the date and time of their submission. Applicants who apply later will have a long wait for assistance, which is especially unfair in cases where waiting lists are kept open just few days or less.

How long do households spend on an HCV waiting list in New York before receiving a voucher?

Households spend an average of 30 months on a waiting list before receiving a voucher in New York.

Who is served by HCV programs offered through housing authorities in New York?

HCV households served by housing authorities in New York include:

  • 40% headed by seniors
  • 27% with a person with a disability
  • 32% with children
  • 31% where the majority of household income comes from wages earned

What is the income level of households served by HCV programs offered through housing authorities in New York?

According to HUD, in general, in order to receive a voucher, a household's income may not exceed 50% of the median income (50% AMI) for the county or metropolitan area in which the family chooses to live. By law, a housing authority must provide 75% of its voucher to applicants whose incomes do not exceed 30% of the area median income (30% AMI).

A 50% AMI household is considered very low-income (VLI) and a 30% AMI household is considered extremely low-income (ELI). ELI households are a subset of the VLI households served by a housing authority.

In the voucher programs of housing authorities in New York, VLI households make up 96% of voucher-holding households.

ELI households make up 81% of voucher-holding households.

Is there an application fee for Section 8 waiting lists?

It is against HUD policy for an agency to charge for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher application. If anyone is charging a fee for an application, they are either violating federal law, or a scammer with an empty promise. Do not pay for an application.

Why are there Section 8 waiting lists?

Like most low income housing programs, renters are placed on a waiting list to get a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher because there is a very high demand for vouchers, and a limited supply.

Waiting lists for a Section 8 voucher also tend to be longer than those for other housing programs because renters can live in an apartment or house of their choice. Most of the other rental housing programs require the household to live in a pre-determined apartment.

How does a Section 8 waiting list work?

Renters must first submit an application to a housing authority with an open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list. If a waiting list is not currently open, applications cannot be submitted.

After applying, the housing authority will create a list of qualified applicants that is sorted by random lottery, or the date and time applications were received. Many of these waiting lists have limited spots, so some applicants may not be selected for the waiting list, even if they are qualified.

If the household is selected for the waiting list, the housing authority will send confirmation. Be aware that some waiting lists have preferences (such as elderly or local applicants), and qualified households are given priority placement over others.

After getting placed on a waiting list, prepare to wait for some time. Because of the high demand of the HCV program, waiting lists may be many months or years long.

Once the household reaches the top of the waiting list, an eligibility interview will be held to make sure that everyone is qualified. If the household does not meet the qualifications, they can continue applying to other open waiting lists for a chance to get a voucher.

Who can apply for a Section 8 waiting list?

To apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, the head of the household must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant. If the head of household cannot submit an application, another person can submit one on their behalf.

There are many qualifications to get a Section 8 voucher, including income, housing, and criminal history. But those requirements do not prevent a person from applying for an open waiting list.

What is needed to apply for a Section 8 waiting list?

To apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, renters must usually provide their first and last name, date of birth, Social Security Number or Alien ID, and the total gross income of all household members (with exceptions).

Applications may ask for additional information, including housing history, criminal history, proof of income, and preference verification. Applicants may also be asked for demographic information, like gender, disability status, or race and ethnicity.

When can I apply for a Section 8 waiting list?

Applications for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher can only be submitted when the housing authority opens the program's waiting list.

For many areas, waiting lists are only open for a brief period. And depending on the area, when a waiting list closes, it may not reopen for many months or years. But there are also many housing authorities that keep their waiting lists open indefinitely, which means that there is no scheduled close date. These waiting lists can close at any time, but they sometimes stay open for months or years.

Can I apply for multiple Section 8 waiting lists?

Yes, renters can apply for multiple Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists. There is no limit to how many waiting lists a household may be on.

But, it's usually not allowed to submit multiple applications for the same waiting list. If more than one application is submitted for the same waiting list, the household risks getting disqualified.

What is a Section 8 waiting list lottery?

In many areas, the demand for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers is so great that the managing housing authority cannot add all applicants to its waiting list. To give all applicants an equal chance of being placed on the waiting list, many agencies draw names by random lottery from the entire pool of applicants.

Housing authorities will usually state if they are doing a lottery drawing on the public notice for the waiting list. If there is not a lottery, applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

How long is a waiting list for Section 8 housing?

Once a household is placed on a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, they may wait anywhere between many months or years before being offered a rental assistance voucher.

There is no typical wait time for a voucher. The amount of time spent on a waiting list depends on various factors, including how many preferences are met, and the location of rental assistance. An applicant in one area of the country may wait less than a year, while someone in another area is on a waiting list for five years or more.

How can I get more information about a Section 8 waiting list?

The easiest way to get more information about many Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting lists is to visit the housing authority's website. Most housing authorities with a website will have a dedicated Section 8 HCV page with details about the program.

However, not all housing authorities have a website. And some that do may provide a limited amount of information. If this is the case, contact the housing authority for help. The agency can tell you if a waiting list is open, how to apply, and other important application requirements.

Is there any way to get priority placement on a Section 8 waiting list?

Yes, many housing authorities use preferences to give a priority to applicants who are part of groups in the area that are in great need of assistance.

Common preference categories for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists include seniors, persons with disabilities, veterans, homeless persons, and those who live and work locally. Applicants who qualify for preferences will have a shorter wait time than those who don't.

What is Section 8?

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program gives low income rental assistance to individuals and families who need help affording monthly rent. Households with a Section 8 voucher may choose to live in any home that meets the program requirements, including apartments and single-family homes. It is a federal housing program that is run by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Renters with a Section 8 voucher usually pay 30% of their income for rent. The rest is paid to the landlord by the managing housing authority.

When looking for housing options, be aware that there are other housing programs that use the name "Section 8," including the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) and Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) programs. However, the name "Section 8" on its own usually refers to the HCV program.

How do I apply for a Section 8 waiting list?

When a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open, there can be a number of different ways to submit an application. In most cases, Section 8 applications are available online, in person, by mail, or a variety of these options.

Online applications are often submitted through a form on a website. Printable applications may be available on the internet, as well. If an application can be sent by mail, a request for one is usually done by phone, mail or email.

In rare situations, applications may also be submitted by fax, or directly by phone. These outdated methods have been phased out by many housing authorities, but there are still some applications that operate this way.

Where can I apply for a Section 8 waiting list?

Renters can apply to most open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in the country. You do not have to live in the area to apply to most waiting lists, but there are some with restrictions. If the waiting list is restricted, it means that the housing authority is targeting a specific demographic (such as homeless applicants), and documentation or a reference may be required to apply.

However, even if a waiting list is available to the general public, applicants who do not live in the area should check if there are preferences. Preferences give qualified applicants priority placement on the waiting list. And one of the most common preferences is for local residents. This means that non-local applicants may have a very long wait for a voucher, or may not get a voucher at all because of the local demand.