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 April 24, 2019)

Household gross annual income from all sources must not exceed the following limits:

Size of Household Household Gross Annual Income 
1 $29,750
2 $34,000
3 $38,250
4 $42,500
5 $45,900
6 $49,300
7 $52,700
8 $56,100
Waiting List Pre Application updated Oct 2019.pdf208.4 KB
HUD 92006 Supplement Contact Information.pdf46.34 KB
Additional Program(s) Request.pdf3.17 MB
Additional Household Member.pdf422.37 KB
Address Update.pdf2.06 MB
Privately Owned Subsidized Housing.pdf63.16 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).

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