7 Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Now

Choose a waiting list below to learn more about the application process and other affordable housing opportunities.

There are 7 waiting lists open now, but closing soon, in Maryland, Texas, California, Michigan, Michigan, Arizona, and Michigan.  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.

Waiting List Status
Hagerstown, Maryland Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until Application Limit is reached
Multi-County, Texas Seciton 8 HCV Waiting List Open until February 20th, 2019
San Bernardino County, CA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until February 25th, 2019
Allegan and Branch County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting Lists Open until March 5th, 2019
Branch and Allegan County, Michigan Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until March 7th, 2019
Douglas, AZ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until March 28th, 2019
Hillsdale County, MI Section 8 HCV Wait List Open until April 11th, 2019

4 Waiting Lists Recently Opened Until Further Notice

We've recently posted the following 4 waiting lists that are open until further notice (no planned closing dates).

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
Auburn, NY Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open Indefinitely since January 23rd, 2019
McKeesport, PA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open Indefinitely since January 17th, 2019
Chadron, NE Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open Indefinitely since January 3rd, 2019
Rural Nevada Section 8 HCV and Other Project-Based Waiting Lists Open Indefinitely since December 27th, 2018

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.