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Wait list opening for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The City and County of Honolulu is opening its wait list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program which provides rental assistance to eligible households with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“The program offers rental assistance to help eligible low income and vulnerable families find housing options,” said Director Sarah Allen, Department of Community Services. “The rental subsidy program offered by the City, serves more than 3,800 households in partnership with more than 1,400 landlords.”

Pre-applications will be accepted online from Monday, June 14, 2021, 7:45 a.m., to Friday, June 18, 2021, 4:30 p.m., at

Submitted pre-applications will be randomized, and through a lottery, 2,000 selected applications will be placed on the waiting list. There is no first-come, first-served advantage, and only one application will be allowed per household. There is no guarantee for eligibility or housing assistance after applying.

For more information, please contact the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Community Services, Section 8 Office at (808) 768-7096 or visit

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