Los Angeles to reopen Section 8 housing voucher waiting list

The city of Los Angeles will be reopening the waiting list for its Section 8 housing vouchers program for the first time in five years.

Starting Oct. 17, Angelenos will have two weeks to submit an application online for a chance to be added to a lottery waiting list. The last time Los Angeles opened its Section 8 waiting list was in 2017 — and nearly 188,000 people applied for only 20,000 available vouchers.

The federal government currently funds more than 2 million Section 8 housing choice vouchers for low-income tenants, making it the country’s largest rental assistance program. Many states, like California, have Section 8 waiting lists because the demand for subsidized housing often exceeds the supply.

“We only have so many vouchers that can be utilized over a certain period…

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