From Section 8 Choice Housing Voucher Waitlist to Section 8 Approval (Full Process)

You applied for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, now what?

Below is a diagram that visually illustrates a typical process a person or family interested in being approved for Section 8 Housing has to go through, from the time they apply for a section 8 waiting list, to the time they are issued a voucher and can start their housing search.



Getting approved for a Section 8 Voucher doesn’t have to be confusing and complicated. Use the diagram below to help you understand what happens from the time you submit your Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list application, to the time you’re issued a voucher and become eligible to look for housing.

Don’t Forget to Do this If You Move

If you applied for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list(s) and you move, make sure to report the Change of Address to a Housing Authority with which you submitted your waiting list application. Failure of the Housing Authority to reach you by mail will result in your cancellation from the waiting list, so make sure to do it ASAP in case you move!



From waiting list, to Section 8 Voucher approval and housing search: