Housing Choice Voucher

Assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market

The waitlist is currently closed. Click here for other possible resources.

Applications for the HCV Program (Section 8) can be submitted online when the waitlist is open.

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Note: We ask that you read the application process instructions before submitting an application. Applications with missing or falsified information may be denied.

Waiting Lists and Eligibility

When a family wishes to receive assistance, the family must submit an application when the waiting list is open. Generally, when a voucher becomes available, the next family at the top of the waiting list is contacted and screened for eligibility. The HCV waiting list is not first-come, first-served. The list is ordered and ranked by local preference points which the family must verify. The NHA has established the preference point system to quickly serve within our jurisdiction the most vulnerable populations.

Applicant families must meet the following requirements:

  • Meet HUD’s definition of family
  • Meet income limits specified by HUD
  • Qualify on the basis of citizenship or the eligible immigrant status
  • Provide social security number information
  • Sign required consent forms
  • Pass screening process

In some cases, an applicant family may meet certain NHA’s preference (see HCV’s Administrative Plan) or HUD’s targeted funding criteria (FYI).  

HCV is a federally-funded program that subsidizes decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low-income
persons. Applicants must meet all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income
and eligibility requirements.

How to find out if you were selected for the wait list: Applicants may verify if they were selected by
logging in with their user name and password at www.waitlistcheck.com within 15 calendar days after
the closing date. Please note: you must remember your username and your password.

If your status says ACTIVE that means your pre-application is on the Wait List. If your status says
INACTIVE, that means your application is not on the wait list.

Submission of a pre-application does not guarantee placement on the wait list, eligibility, or an offer of a Housing Choice Voucher.