An application must be completed and returned to the DCHA office in order to be placed on the waiting lists for our Public Housing or Section 8 programs. The completed application may be hand-delivered or mailed to our office (faxed applications cannot be accepted at this time). The waiting period for each program will differ. Applicants may apply for multiple waiting lists with this single application. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant for completion. Once a completed application has been accepted and approved by DCHA, a Receipt Letter will be mailed to the applicant confirming the applicant's waiting list(s) selection. If an applicant wishes to be placed on additional waiting lists after an initial application has been accepted, an Additional Programs Request may be completed and returned to our office. DCHA provides written notification when an applicant nears the top of the waiting list, therefore, it is crucial that applicants inform DCHA of their correct mailing address. To update your mailing address, please complete and return an Address Update form.
Eligibility - Income Limits (Effective December 2013)
Household gross annual income from all sources must not exceed the following limits:
|Size of Household||Household Gross Annual Income
|Waiting List Application - March 2015.pdf||765.77 KB|
|Additional Program(s) Request.pdf||3.17 MB|
|Supplemental Contact Information.pdf||864.43 KB|
|Additional Household Member.pdf||422.37 KB|
|Address Update.pdf||2.06 MB|
|Privately Owned Subsidized Housing.pdf||63.16 KB|
Our Mission is to monitor the needs of the low-income population, provide safe, decent, sanitary and affordable housing, maintain a superior level of public service to the community, and be a catalyst toward resident independence (self-sufficiency).