The Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Lottery is Open

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The Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Lottery is open

Some important things to know:

-It is NOT first come first serve. People are reporting having issues accessing the website due to high demand. If you are unable to access the website, please note that you have until Feb 5th at 5:59pm to apply.

-After this period, there will be a random lottery to place and sort 10,000 applicants on the PHA HCV waiting list.

-A lottery preference for housing assistance will be given to applicants who live, work, or have been hired to work within the city of Philadelphia.

-PHA will notify all applicants of whether they were randomly selected to be placed on the HCV Waiting List by March 1, 2023 by sending a letter to the mailing and email address on the application.

-PHA will NOT ASK YOU FOR MONEY. The application and process are free.

-Applicants must apply online at WWW.PHA.PHILA.GOV. PHA will not provide or accept paper applications.

What you need to apply: You need a phone number, the address where you live (if you have one) and mailing address where you can be contacted; the combined annual income for the household; and the full name, date of birth and Social Security number/ Alien Registration number (if you have one) for the Head of Household.

If you need assistance applying, feel free to call our office at 215-729-0800.

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