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 1,954 project-based housing assistance waiting lists that are open now for Families and Individuals and an additional 141 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 Georgia, Oregon, Missouri, Florida, Michigan, California, and Minnesota.  5 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?
Warrenton Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List Georgia Opens on August 19th, 2020 Yes
Housing Works Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Oregon Opens on August 31st, 2020 No
St Louis, MO Public Housing Waiting List Missouri Opens on August 24th, 2020 Yes
Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers Public Housing Waiting List Florida Open until August 19th, 2020 Yes
Monroe and Washtenaw County, MI Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting Lists Michigan Open until August 31st, 2020 Yes
Sonoma County Community Development Commission Project-Based Voucher Waiting List California Open until Application Limit is reached Yes
Willmar, MN Family Public Housing Waiting List Minnesota Open until Application Limit is reached No

All Affordable Apartment Waiting Lists By State

Waiting Lists
State Family/Individual Eld./Disabled
Alabama 102 3
Alaska 11 1
American Samoa 0 0
Arizona 9 1
Arkansas 83 0
California 39 12
Colorado 22 1
Connecticut 10 7
Delaware 3 0
District Of Columbia 0 0
Florida 35 2
Georgia 120 10
Guam 2 0
Hawaii 0 0
Idaho 6 0
Illinois 82 16
Indiana 21 0
Iowa 32 4
Kansas 62 0
Kentucky 78 1
Louisiana 70 3
Maine 14 1
Maryland 10 3
Massachusetts 48 4
Michigan 80 8
Minnesota 81 4
Mississippi 35 1
Missouri 80 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 35 3
Oklahoma 78 1
Oregon 12 0
Pennsylvania 71 24
Puerto Rico 0 0
Rhode Island 15 1
South Carolina 18 0
South Dakota 15 1
Tennessee 69 0
Texas 51 3
Utah 9 0
Vermont 9 0
Virgin Islands 1 0
Virginia 18 1
Washington 26 4
West Virginia 32 0
Wisconsin 72 2
Wyoming 7 0
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