How Long Does a HUD Online Application Take?


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An online application for HUD's public housing program has long waiting periods, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As of 2015, specific time frames of the waiting process are not available and may vary based on location.

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The high demand for housing clarifies the long waiting lists, explains the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Applicants must apply with their local HUD office and should make sure not to leave any field blank on their application, or this could delay the process further. Family applicants and those with greater needs than the general public move up on the waiting list to obtain the housing voucher. Finally, applicants may need to provide a copy of their birth certificate, tax return forms and other documentation to prove identity.

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