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The City of Pasadena Housing Department will open their Section 8 Waiting List for Online Applications from June 1, 2023 to June 15, 2023

Release Date: 2023-05-11

The City of Pasadena Housing Department (CoPHD) announces the planned opening of the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for applications, starting on June 1, 2023 at 9:00 am and closing two weeks later on June 15, 2023 at 5pm. The program provides rental assistance to eligible households, helping them afford housing.

Interested households must apply online during the open waiting list period. Applications may be submitted using computer, smart-phone, or internet-connected tablet.

Section 8 Vouchers allow the voucher holder to select a rental unit of their choice that meets the acceptable level of health and safety standards and is approved by the CoPHD. The household will pay approximately 30% of its monthly adjusted gross income for rent and utilities, with the CoPHD paying the difference based on the payment standard for the area. If the rent exceeds the area standard, the family must pay the additional amount, up to 40% of their monthly income.

Submitting an application does not guarantee a place on the waiting list. The CoPHD will only be able to accept 7,500 applications. If more than 7,500 applications are submitted, a random computerized selection process along with the CoPHD waiting list preferences will be used to determine which applications get accepted to the waiting list and the order in which the applications are placed. The date and time of application submission does not increase the likelihood of being selected for the waiting list. After the lottery takes place, an email will be sent to all applicants regarding the outcome of the application submitted with instructions for the selected applicants regarding where to check their application status.

Read more about their eligibility criteria and how to apply on their website here

You can read more details on their public notice here