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To be placed on a Section 8 housing program application waiting list in Virginia, an applicant must be patient. When a candidate has submitted all of the Section 8 application forms and the required documentation, he or she must wait a total of two weeks at most to hear if he or she has been accepted and placed into the low income housing waiting list. Applicants who have been accepted into the Section 8 low income housing program will be placed on a Section 8 waiting list until housing vouchers are available. All Virginia low income housing waiting lists update independently for each county, so if a candidate does not see his or her name on the Section 8 housing waiting list 2017, chances are that he or she can check waiting list status for Section 8 housing for the local area to see if the application is on the list there.

Learn About the Section 8 Housing Waiting List in Virginia

Currently, 16 of the 28 Section 8 housing program application waiting lists in VA are open to accept new low income housing application submissions. Due to the nature of VA’s Section 8 housing program application waiting list program, there are no annual opening and closing dates for waiting lists. Each county determines when its Section 8 housing program application waiting list opens and closes. Specific information about Section 8 waiting lists in Virginia is available at all Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). Each VA PHA has low income housing waiting list information broken down by individual counties to provide applicants with precise help.

“When will the Section 8 waiting lists open in Virginia?” an applicant may ask when seeing the low income housing waiting list they were applying to is closed. Low income housing waiting list statuses are due to vacancies. If there are no vacant units available, then no housing vouchers are available. In these cases, Virginia low income housing waiting lists that are full may continue to stay closed. Some Section 8 housing program application waiting lists can remain closed indefinitely if no spots open up. Once a beneficiary leaves the program, vacancies will occur and low income housing waiting lists will open up once more to fill those spots. Every time a Section 8 housing program application waiting list opens in VA, a PHA will send out notices to inform interested parties about the change in status. Even if a waiting list is not open, it will still continue to update every few weeks. Applicants can be sure to check waiting list status for Section 8 in Virginia often in case there is an opening.

How do I remain on the low income housing waiting list in Virginia?

VA Section 8 housing program application waiting lists often remove lower priority candidates who do not continue to meet the program requirements. Lists are continually updated to reflect the change in position on the list, if there is any change to be reflected. If a candidate happens to be removed from the waiting list, then he or she must apply for the low income housing program all over again.

To avoid being removed from the Section 8 housing waiting list 2017, an applicant should always respond to all PHA messages. If any changes occur, the candidate must notify the PHA immediately. Changes to household size, income or address must always be updated on an application. If an application is not updated, the petitioner will be dropped from the waiting list without question. If the applicant does update their application but the application cannot be verified, this will also result in the applicant being dropped from the waiting and required to reapply for the program.

How do I check my waiting list status for Section 8 in Virginia?

To check waiting list status for Section 8 applications in VA, a candidate must have a client number. Any applicant that has been accepted into low income housing programs with a client number has the right to check waiting list status for Section 8 by law. A petitioner simply has to ask either a landlord or a PHA, or submit an inquiry online to view the waiting list and check his or her status. In some instances, a written letter of intent may be required, but in all cases, an applicant will not be able to view the low income housing waiting list without a client number.