Housing Choice Vouchers Waiting List to Open 8/20/2018

The Durham Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List will open from 9:00 AM on Monday, August 20, 2018 through 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Only ONLINE pre-applications (lottery entry forms) will be accepted at WWW.DHAVOUCHERS.ORG. Any interested person, 18 years of age or older can apply online 24-hours a day beginning August 20, 2018 through August 26, 2018. All applicants will have an equal chance of being selected in the computerized lottery. It does not matter when you complete a lottery entry form, as long as it is submitted between 9:00 AM, August 20, 2018 and 11:59 PM, August 26, 2018. After that time period, a computerized lottery will be conducted to select 1,500 entry forms.

“We have an urgent and pressing need for affordable housing in the Durham community,” said CEO Anthony Scott. “Our Housing Choice Voucher Program provides a much needed resource to give families meaningful alternatives to meet their needs.”

HOW TO APPLY:

When the waiting list opens, applicants can complete an online lottery entry form at WWW.DHAVOUCHERS.ORG

After the lottery entry form is submitted, the applicant will receive a printable receipt and email confirmation.

Applicants will be notified by regular mail if they were selected by the lottery. (This information cannot be given to applicants by phone).

Applicants needing assistance in completing the online lottery entry form can receive help from DHA’s staff on Monday, August 20, 2018 – Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Assistance will be provided from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST at the DHA’s Central Office.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. The family generally pays approximately 30% of their income towards the rent and utilities.

 

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018

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