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Section 8 waitlist to open in July
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano
The Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC) will open its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waitlist July 1 through July 8. The Housing and Urban Development program is designed to aid very low-income families in finding housing in the private market, by subsidizing rent through local housing authorities. “We are elated to finally open our HCV waitlist after nearly 8 years, due to the previous waitlist not being exhausted. There is a substantial need for affordable housing in Travis County, and we are steadfast in our efforts to alleviate the cost burden place on families,” said HATC Executive Director Patrick B. Howard in a statement to the press. Those who want to join the waitlist must submit an electronic application through the HATC website. Of those applicants, 500 will be lottery selected to join the waitlist. More information can be found here and an application can be found here during the first week of July.
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