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 1,957 project-based housing assistance waiting lists that are open now for Families and Individuals and an additional 135 that are open now for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities.

7 Recently Discovered Waiting Lists

There are 7 recently discovered project-based waiting lists in Alabama, Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky, California, and South Carolina.  6 of the 7 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?
Jefferson County Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List Alabama Opens on July 14th, 2020 Yes
Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List Ohio Open until July 13th, 2020 Yes
McDonough, GA Public Housing Waiting List Georgia Open until August 26th, 2020 Yes
Lexington, KY Public Housing Waiting List Kentucky Open until July 31st, 2020 Yes
Sonoma County Community Development Commission Project-Based Voucher Waiting List California Yes
Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo Project-Based Voucher Waiting List California Open until July 31st, 2020 Yes
Georgetown, SC Public Housing Waiting List South Carolina No

All Affordable Apartment Waiting Lists By State

Waiting Lists
State Family/Individual Eld./Disabled
Alabama 105 3
Alaska 11 1
American Samoa 0 0
Arizona 9 1
Arkansas 83 0
California 37 8
Colorado 22 1
Connecticut 10 8
Delaware 3 0
District Of Columbia 0 0
Florida 34 2
Georgia 123 8
Guam 2 0
Hawaii 0 0
Idaho 6 0
Illinois 82 16
Indiana 21 0
Iowa 32 4
Kansas 62 0
Kentucky 79 1
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 30 8
New Mexico 20 1
New York 68 6
North Carolina 71 2
North Dakota 9 0
Northern Mariana Islands 0 0
Ohio 36 3
Oklahoma 78 1
Oregon 11 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 3
Utah 9 0
Vermont 9 0
Virgin Islands 1 0
Virginia 18 1
Washington 27 4
West Virginia 32 0
Wisconsin 72 2
Wyoming 7 0
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