HACLA Waitlist Opening

From the LACOE:

Vouchers with Homeless Preference get filtered through the Coordinated Entry System, but the general Section 8 does not.

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) will be opening their waitlist to receive new applications for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers from October 16 to October 29.The Section 8 program provides households with rental assistance by paying a portion of their rent directly to landlords.

The application is NOT first-come first served; applicants who submit a completed application will be entered into a lottery. HACLA anticipates 20,000 households will be selected and added to the Section 8 waiting list.

Important Dates

Application Enrollment BEGINS:   Monday, October 16 at 6:00 AM

Application Enrollment ENDS:       Sunday, October 29 at 5:00 PM

Where Can I Enroll?

You can access the application by going to HACLA.hcvlist.org. Applications MUST be submitted online and will NOT be provided at HACLA locations. These locations will NOT provide internet access.

During the two-week open application period, all 73 Los Angeles City Public Libraries will provide free internet access as well as assistance with setting up e-mail accounts and accessing the application. All Los Angeles City Public Libraries and Los Angeles County Public Libraries offer free internet access. A map of the libraries offering free internet access and assistance can be accessed by clicking here: https://hacla.hcvlist.org/Home/ResourceList

Please note that submission of an application DOES NOT guarantee housing assistance, but it WILL provide an opportunity to add a household to the Section 8 waiting list if selected through the lottery.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions or require assistance during the open application period, you can call (213) 205-5585 (local) or (888) 816-6955 (toll free) between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Applications with hearing or speech disabilities using TDD or TTY technology can call the California Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 for assistance. Other questions can also be answered by accessing HACLA's frequently asked questions (FAQ) page at https://hacla.hcvlist.org/Home/Faqs.