Home Forward Sec 8

Apply for our Section 8 rent assistance waiting list • Online applications accepted November 1 – 10 | Click here for details

Join Our Section 8 Voucher Waiting List

Home Forward is pleased to announce that we are accepting waiting list applications for our Section 8 rent assistance program from November 1 through November 10, 2012.   Our simple application form can be filled out online, using any internet-connected computer.

What is the Section 8 Rent Assistance Program?

The Section 8 program helps low-income residents afford rental homes and apartments at normal market rates.  Our Section 8 program currently provides rent assistance to about 8,700 households.  This highly popular program has a waiting list that we are only able to open every few years.  Applicants are then selected from the waiting list using a lottery system.  For more details on our Section 8 rent assistance program, click here.


Click on the language you need to get the waiting list information in Russian, Spanish or Vietnamese.

Application Guidelines

  • The online application is simple and fast — most people finish it in less than 10 minutes.
  • Applications are NOT prioritized by date, so you can apply anytime during the 10-day opening.
  • We can only accept one application per household. Multiple applications from people in the same household will be screened out and disqualified.
  • 3,000 households will be randomly selected from all applications to be added to our Section 8 waiting list.  All applications received during this opening have an equal chance to be selected.
  • Once you are on the waiting list, priority selection for rent assistance vouchers is offered to seniors, people with disabilities, and people who are working or engaged in education or training programs.
  • To be eligible for Section 8, you must meet our income guidelines.  At least one member of your household must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.

How Do I Apply?

  • Check back here anytime between November 1, 2012 and November 10, 2012, for the link to fill out your online application.
  • Click here for a sample of the online application.  It includes tips for filling out different sections.
  • If you need access to a computer with a connection to the internet, click here for a list of locations.  (Our online application is not compatible with tablets or mobile phone browsers.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQ provides more information in four different languages.  To read or download the FAQ, click on the language you need: English, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese.

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