How do you get on the Denver Section 8 housing waiting list?


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The Denver Housing Authority utilizes a lottery system for selection into the Section 8 housing program. The lottery system takes entries for two days per year; these dates change annually and are listed on the Denver Housing Authority website.

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To enter into the online lottery, visit the Denver Housing Authority website anytime during the posted lottery dates. Once submitted, your information is sent to the Denver Housing Authority database and you receive a lottery ticket number. Computer-generated, random drawings for Section 8 housing vouchers occur throughout the year using the information in the database.

Lottery ticket numbers are valid for the calendar year for which they are assigned and expire on December 31 of that year.

A limit of one lottery entry per family is in place, and entrants must be 18 years of age or older.

Winning entrants are contacted within 120 days. Once notified, the winner must start the application process. The Section 8 Department contacts the applicant between 30 and 60 days after the application is approved.

All applicants must meet application requirements, including income guidelines. These guidelines are based on income and family size, starting with a one-person family up to an eight-person family. These guidelines are listed on the Denver Housing Authority website and are subject to change.

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