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Los Angeles opens Section 8 waiting list lottery for low-income rental assistance

Beth Torres

There is some good news on the horizon for those Los Angeles residents who are struggling with the high cost of rent. The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced it is opening a waiting list lottery for the city’s Section 8 voucher program.

Section 8 (also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program) is a federal government program that pays a portion of the rent for very low-income families, individuals, people with disabilities, and the elderly. In Los Angeles, HACLA is responsible for administering Section 8.

HACLA administers over 51,000 Section 8 vouchers in Los Angeles. Section 8 participants must rent their housing from a property owner that agrees to accept the Section 8 voucher. The property must also meet the program’s requirements for rent, health, and safety.

The participant pays a portion of their monthly rent to their landlord based on their income. The landlord receives the balance of the participant’s monthly rent from the Section 8 program.

Mayor gets the word out about Section 8

The first step to getting rental assistance through the Section 8 voucher program is to apply for the Section 8 waiting list lottery.

In this video, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti discusses details of the Section 8 program and the waiting list lottery:

What is the deadline to apply for the Section 8 waiting list lottery?

HACLA will accept online Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) waiting list lottery applications starting Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. PDT. The deadline to apply for the waiting list lottery is Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

For an application, along with details on how to receive assistance in completing an application, go to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles waiting list lottery.

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