The Public Housing and Section 8 waiting lists are currently CLOSED for new applicants.  Please check back later for any updates.

Waiting List Information

General Information

In order to receive housing assistance, an applicant must meet all basic eligibility requirements. The applicant must be defined as a family and must be income-eligible to participate in the rental assistance programs; this also includes single persons. The Admissions & Occupancy Department determines who is eligible to receive assistance under each specific program.

Applicants who apply for housing assistance are placed on a waiting list for the program in which they apply. Tenant Selection is based on housing needs and local preferences. Applicants with no local preference are placed on the waiting list with a “no preference” status.

What are local preferences?

Involuntarily displaced

Being removed from rental property through no fault of your own. i.e. fire, flood, condemnation, city or state actions, and landlord wants the property back. Evictions for non-payment of rent is not included.

Working family

Twelve months of full-time continuous employment and those unable to work because of age or disability. (Continuous employment is defined as an average of twenty eight (28) hours or more per week. An interruption of four (4) weeks or less is not considered a break in continuity. Consideration will be given for longer breaks in employment if the adult family members were working an average of twenty (20) hours per week and attending school or job training for ten (10) or more hours per week.

Former Public Housing or Section 8 Voucher participant and became a home owner

A former rental assistance program participant who became a home owner, who had met the requirements of the OHA homeownership program (including homeownership training) and who lost that home due to insufficient income.

Graduates of Transitional Housing Programs

Currently living in a shelter and you have completed the necessary training and/or counseling required and now you are ready to leave the program and get your own housing.

Verified Honorable Discharged Verteran

For verified families who served our country and were honorably discharged from any branch of the military.


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