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.

Open Public Housing and Apartment Waiting Lists By State

There are 1,943 project-based housing assistance waiting lists that are open now for Families and Individuals and an additional 126 that are open now for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities.

3 Recently Discovered Waiting Lists

There are 3 recently discovered project-based waiting lists in Indiana, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.  3 of the 3 waiting lists feature applications available online. Apply using a compatible computer or mobile device from anywhere with Internet access.

Waiting List State Status Online Application?
Bloomington Housing Authority Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Indiana Opens on June 30th, 2020 Yes
Clackamas County, OR Public Housing Waiting List Oregon Opens on June 15th, 2020 Yes
York County, PA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Pennsylvania Open until December 30th, 2020 Yes

All Affordable Apartment Waiting Lists By State

Waiting Lists
State Family/Individual Eld./Disabled
Alabama 104 2
Alaska 11 1
American Samoa 0 0
Arizona 9 1
Arkansas 83 0
California 35 8
Colorado 22 1
Connecticut 10 6
Delaware 3 0
District Of Columbia 0 0
Florida 34 2
Georgia 122 5
Guam 2 0
Hawaii 0 0
Idaho 6 0
Illinois 77 16
Indiana 21 0
Iowa 32 4
Kansas 62 0
Kentucky 79 0
Louisiana 70 3
Maine 14 1
Maryland 10 3
Massachusetts 48 3
Michigan 79 8
Minnesota 81 4
Mississippi 35 1
Missouri 79 1
Montana 8 0
Nebraska 63 1
Nevada 0 0
New Hampshire 12 0
New Jersey 28 9
New Mexico 19 1
New York 65 4
North Carolina 71 2
North Dakota 10 0
Northern Mariana Islands 0 0
Ohio 36 3
Oklahoma 78 1
Oregon 12 0
Pennsylvania 71 24
Puerto Rico 0 0
Rhode Island 15 1
South Carolina 19 0
South Dakota 15 1
Tennessee 69 0
Texas 50 2
Utah 9 0
Vermont 9 0
Virgin Islands 1 0
Virginia 18 1
Washington 27 4
West Virginia 32 0
Wisconsin 71 2
Wyoming 7 0
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