Open Low Income Housing Waiting List in Colorado

Find applications for 15 open low-income apartment waiting lists in Colorado. Get the information needed to apply for HUD rental housing that can’t be found anywhere else.

Colorado Housing Authorities

Alamosa Housing Authority

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Alamosa Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Alamosa Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Archuleta County Housing Authority

Archuleta County Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Arvada Housing Authority

Arvada Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Boulder County Housing Authority

Boulder County Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Boulder Housing Partners

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Broadway East Closed
Arapahoe Court Closed
Glen Willow, Senior Affordable Community Closed
Canyon Pointe, Senior Affordable Community Closed
Northport and Manhattan Section 8 Communities Program Senior or Disabled Closed
View all 6 Boulder Housing Partners Waiting Lists.

Boulder Housing Partners 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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Brighton Housing Authority

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Brighton Housing Authority Closed
Brighton Housing Authority Closed
Jessup Apartments and Windmill Ranch Apartments, 3-Bedroom Open Until Further Notice

Brighton Housing Authority is accepting applications for a waiting list now.

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Burlington Housing Authority

Burlington Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Center Housing Authority

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Center Housing Authority Closed

Center 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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Center Toward Self Reliance

Center Toward Self Reliance serves Colorado.

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Cheyenne Village

Cheyenne Village serves Colorado.

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Colorado Bluesky Enterprises Inc.

Colorado Bluesky Enterprises Inc. serves Colorado.

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Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Colorado Department of Local Affairs serves Colorado.

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Colorado Division of Housing

Colorado Division of Housing serves Colorado.

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Colorado Housing Finance Authority

Colorado Housing Finance Authority serves Colorado.

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Colorado Springs Housing Authority

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3-Bedroom Closed
0-Bedroom Closed
2-Bedroom Limited Closed
1-Bedroom Closed
0-Bedroom/Efficiency Limited Closed
View all 8 Colorado Springs Housing Authority Waiting Lists.

Colorado 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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Commerce City Housing Authority

Commerce City Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Conejos County Housing Authority

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Conejos County Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Conejos County Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Costilla County Housing Authority

Costilla County Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Delta Housing Authority

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Delta Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice
Creek Vista Apartments Open Until Further Notice

Delta Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Denver Housing Authority

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Benedict Park Place, 2-Bedroom Closed
Limited Closed

Denver 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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Estes Park Housing Authority

Estes Park Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Foothills Regional Housing

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Foothills Regional Housing Open Until Further Notice
Hidden Lake Homes Open Until Further Notice
Canyon Gate Apartments Open Until Further Notice
Green Ridge Meadows Open Until Further Notice

Foothills Regional Housing is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Fort Morgan Housing Authority

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Fort Morgan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Fort Morgan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Garfield County Housing Authority

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Glenwood Green Apartments, 3-Bedroom Open Until Further Notice
Senior Apartments at Lakota Ridge Open Until Further Notice
Red Hill Lofts Apartments Open Until Further Notice
Maxfield Heights Senior Apartments Open Until Further Notice
General Open Until Further Notice
View all 6 Garfield County Housing Authority Waiting Lists.

Garfield County Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Grand County Housing Authority

Grand County Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Grand Junction Housing Authority

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Capital Terrace Apartments and Courtyard Apartments, 2 and 3-Bedroom Open Until Further Notice
Ratekin Tower Apartments and Walnut Park Apartments, 1-Bedroom Open Until Further Notice
Nellie Bechtel Apartments, 1 and 2-Bedroom Open Until Further Notice

Grand Junction Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Greeley-Weld Housing Authority

Greeley-Weld Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Greeley-Weld Housing Authority

Greeley-Weld Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority

Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Holyoke Housing Authority

Holyoke Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Housing Authority for the Town of Cheyenne Wells

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Housing Authority for the Town of Cheyenne Wells Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority for the Town of Cheyenne Wells is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of Antonito

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Housing Authority of Antonito Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of Antonito is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the City of Aurora

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Liberty View, 1-Bedroom, Limited Open Now
Peoria Crossing and Paris Family Apartments, 2 and 3-bedroom Open Now
Peoria Crossing ll Apartments Open Now
Village at Westerly Creek l and ll, 1 and 2-Bedroom Open Now
Fletcher Garden Closed

Housing Authority of the City of Aurora is accepting applications for 4 waiting lists now.

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Housing Authority of the City of Brush

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Housing Authority of the City of Brush Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the City of Brush is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lupton

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Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lupton Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lupton is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the City of Fountain

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Housing Authority of the City of Fountain Closed

Housing Authority of the City of Fountain 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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Housing Authority of the City of Lamar

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Housing Authority of the City of Lamar Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the City of Lamar is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the City of Pueblo

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Uplands Townhomes, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Closed
Crawford, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Closed
2-Bedroom Closed
3 and 4-Bedroom Closed
1-Bedroom Closed
View all 6 Housing Authority of the City of Pueblo Waiting Lists.

Housing Authority of the City of Pueblo 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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Housing Authority of the City of Salida

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Housing Authority of the City of Salida Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the City of Salida is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the City of Sterling

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Housing Authority of the City of Sterling Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the City of Sterling is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the City of Walsenburg

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Housing Authority of the City of Walsenburg Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the City of Walsenburg is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the City of Wray

Housing Authority of the City of Wray serves Colorado.

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Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma

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Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Aguilar

Housing Authority of the Town of Aguilar serves Colorado.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Haxtun

Housing Authority of the Town of Haxtun serves Colorado.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Holly

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Housing Authority of the Town of Holly Open Until Further Notice

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

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Housing Authority of the Town of Keenesburg

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Housing Authority of the Town of Keenesburg Open Until Further Notice

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

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Housing Authority of the Town of Kersey

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Housing Authority of the Town of Kersey Closed
Housing Authority of the Town of Kersey Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the Town of Kersey is accepting applications for a waiting list now.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Limon

Housing Authority of the Town of Limon serves Colorado.

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Housing Catalyst

Waiting ListStatus
2 and 3-Bedroom Closed
Wellington, Colorado Closed
Wellington Closed

Housing Catalyst 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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Housing Solutions for the Southwest

Housing Solutions for the Southwest serves Colorado.

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Innovative Housing Concepts

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Orchard Place Apartments 1 Bedroom Closed
Orchard Place Apartments, 1 Bedroom Open Until Further Notice

Innovative Housing Concepts is accepting applications for a waiting list now.

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Julesburg Housing Authority

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Julesburg Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Julesburg Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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La Junta Housing Authority

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La Junta Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

La Junta Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Larimer County Housing Authority

Larimer County Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Las Animas Housing Authority

Las Animas Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Longmont Housing Authority

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The Briarwood, Aspen Meadows Neighborhood, and Crisman Apartments Closed
Aspen Meadows Neighborhood, 3 and 4-Bedroom Closed
Village Place Closed
Fall River Apartments Open Until Further Notice
Village Place Apartments Open Until Further Notice
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Longmont Housing Authority is accepting applications for 4 waiting lists now.

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Loveland Housing Authority

Loveland Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Maiker Housing Partners

Maiker Housing Partners serves Colorado.

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Manitou Springs Housing Authority

Manitou Springs Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Metro West Housing Solutions

Metro West Housing Solutions serves Colorado.

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Montrose County Housing Authority

Montrose County Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Otero County Housing Authority

Otero County Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Rocky Ford Housing Authority

Rocky Ford Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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San Miguel Regional Housing Authority

San Miguel Regional Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Sheridan Housing Authority

Sheridan Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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South Metro Housing Options

Waiting ListStatus
Arapahoe County, Colorado Closed
Overlook at Powers Park Closed
Overlook at Powers Park Open Until Further Notice
Libby Bortz Assisted Living Open Until Further Notice
Bradley House Senior, Veteran, and Disabled Open Until Further Notice
View all 7 South Metro Housing Options Waiting Lists.

South Metro Housing Options is accepting applications for 5 waiting lists now.

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Trinidad Housing Authority

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Trinidad Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Trinidad Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments

Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments serves Colorado.

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Wellington Housing Authority

Wellington Housing Authority serves Colorado.

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Yuma Housing Authority

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Yuma Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Yuma Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Are Public Housing Waiting Lists Open in Colorado?

As of May 13, 2024, AHO is tracking 15 Public Housing waiting lists open right now.

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

How many Public Housing waiting lists were open in Colorado in the last few years?

During the last three years, there were 98 Public Housing waiting lists open for at least a day in Colorado.

How long were Public Housing waiting lists kept open in Colorado in the last few years?

Public Housing waiting lists in Colorado were kept open an average of 396 days over the last three years.

Many waiting lists were kept open only a short time. In the last three years, 33.7% were open seven days or less and 3.1% 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 Public Housing unit if I don't currently live in the area the housing authority serves?

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 unit becomes available, if at all.

Over the last three years, 12.2% of Public Housing waiting lists in Colorado that opened had a preference for local residents.

To what extent do housing authorities in Colorado 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 60.2% of waiting list applications in in Colorado over the last three years.

How fair is waiting list placement in Colorado?

Random lotteries were used by 19.4% of housing authorities in Colorado 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 a Public Housing waiting list in Colorado before being offered a unit?

Households spend an average of 16 months on a waiting list before a unit becomes available for them in Colorado.

Who is served by Public Housing programs offered through housing authorities in Colorado?

Public Housing households served by housing authorities in Colorado include:

  • 40% headed by seniors
  • 27% with a person with a disability
  • 37% with children
  • 25% where the majority of household income comes from wages earned

What is the income level of households served by Public Housing programs offered through housing authorities in Colorado?

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals, with "low-income" usually defined as income at or below 80% of the median income (80% AMI) for the county or metropolitan area in which the Public Housing units are located. However, most housing authority Public Housing programs serve households with much lower incomes.

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 Public Housing programs of housing authorities in Colorado, VLI households make up 94% of voucher-holding households.

ELI households make up 78% of voucher-holding households.

What is a low-income apartment?

A low-income apartment has a federal, state, or local government housing program that makes rent affordable for those who are in need of housing assistance.

These apartments may have rental assistance that allows tenants to pay a portion of their income for rent, or pay a fixed rent amount that is affordable to renters.

Are there different types of housing assistance for low-income apartments?

Yes, there are many different types of housing assistance programs for low-income apartments. Some housing programs, such as Public Housing, allow tenants to pay a portion of their income for rent. Others, like the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, provide fixed rents that are affordable to many renters.

The most common housing programs for low-income apartments include:

  • Public Housing
  • Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
  • Section 8 Project-Based Voucher
  • RAD Project-Based Voucher
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
  • Section 202 Supportive Housing For The Elderly
  • Section 811 Supportive Housing For Persons With Disabilities
  • Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
  • Section 521 USDA Rental Assistance

Why is there a waiting list for low-income apartments?

There is a higher demand for low-income apartments than available units, so housing agencies have waiting lists. Building a waiting list allows the agency to quickly fill units that are no longer being occupied.

Who can apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

To apply for a low-income apartment 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 low-income apartment, 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 low-income apartment waiting list?

To apply for a low-income apartment 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 low-income apartment?

Applications for a low-income apartment can only be submitted when the housing agency opens the waiting list.

Waiting lists in many areas are kept open indefinitely, but there are also apartments with waiting lists that are only open for certain periods. Depending on the area, if a waiting list is closed, it may not reopen for many months or years.

How do I apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

When a low-income apartment waiting list is open, there can be a number of different ways to submit an application. In most cases, applications are available online, in person, by mail, or a variety of these options.

Contact the agency that manages the apartment to find out how to submit an application.

Where can I apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

Renters can apply to most open low-income apartment 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. There are also some apartments with a housing program that is restricted for certain populations. If the apartment or waiting list is restricted, it means that the housing agency is targeting a specific demographic (such as elderly 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.

Can I apply for multiple low-income apartment waiting lists?

Yes, renters can apply for multiple low-income apartment 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.

Is there an application fee for low-income apartment waiting lists?

Unlike Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, there are many low-income apartment waiting lists that charge a fee to apply. This depends on type of housing assistance for the apartment.

It is against HUD policy for a housing authority to charge an application fee for Public Housing or Section 8 apartments (including Project Based rental Assistance and Project Based Vouchers). If anyone is charging a fee for an application to these apartment types, they are either violating federal law, or a scammer.

But there may be an application fee for apartments with other housing programs.

How long is a waiting list for a low-income apartment?

After being placed on a low-income apartment waiting list, the wait may be anywhere between weeks, months, or even years.

There is no typical wait time for an apartment, but waiting lists are usually shorter than those for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher. The amount of time spent on a waiting list depends on many factors, including how many preferences are met, and the location of rental assistance. An applicant in one area of the country may wait for months, while someone in another area is awaiting for years.

Is there any way to get priority placement on a low-income apartment waiting list?

Yes, many housing agencies 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 low-income apartment waiting lists include seniors, persons with disabilities, and those who live and work locally. Applicants who qualify for preferences will have a shorter wait time than those who don't.

How can I get more information about a low-income apartment waiting list?

The easiest way to get more information about many low-income apartment waiting lists is to contact the property manager directly. Most managers can be reached by phone, email, or both methods of communication.

Many housing agencies have websites, but not all sites have in-depth details about their apartments. So, contacting the agency directly is usually the most effective way to find out if a waiting list is open, how to apply, and other important apartment requirements.

How does a waiting list for low-income apartments work?

Renters must first submit an application to a housing agency with an open waiting list for a low-income apartment. If a apartment's waiting list is not currently open, applications cannot be submitted.

After applying and getting qualified for the waiting list, the household will be added to the list. Waiting lists that are open indefinitely are almost always sorted by date and time the application is received. If the waiting list for a low-income apartment is only open for a specific period of time, it may be sorted by either random lottery, or date and time.

If the household is selected for the waiting list, the housing agency 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. Waiting lists for low-income apartments are usually shorter than those for the Section 8 HCV program, but applicants may still wait weeks, months, or years, depending on the area.

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 low-income apartment.