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 1,940 project-based housing assistance waiting lists that are open now for Families and Individuals and an additional 103 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, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania.  2 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?
Jeffersonville Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List Indiana Open until March 31st, 2020 No
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Kentucky Open until May 31st, 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 1
Alaska 11 1
American Samoa 0 0
Arizona 8 1
Arkansas 83 0
California 34 8
Colorado 22 1
Connecticut 9 4
Delaware 3 0
District Of Columbia 0 0
Florida 35 2
Georgia 124 2
Guam 2 0
Hawaii 0 0
Idaho 6 0
Illinois 76 16
Indiana 21 0
Iowa 32 4
Kansas 62 0
Kentucky 79 0
Louisiana 69 0
Maine 14 1
Maryland 10 3
Massachusetts 48 3
Michigan 80 7
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 20 1
New York 65 4
North Carolina 71 2
North Dakota 10 0
Northern Mariana Islands 0 0
Ohio 37 2
Oklahoma 78 1
Oregon 11 0
Pennsylvania 69 12
Puerto Rico 0 0
Rhode Island 15 1
South Carolina 19 0
South Dakota 15 1
Tennessee 69 2
Texas 48 2
Utah 9 0
Vermont 9 0
Virgin Islands 1 0
Virginia 19 1
Washington 27 2
West Virginia 32 0
Wisconsin 71 2
Wyoming 7 0
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