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New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) is no longer accepting applications for its 2021 New York City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Lottery. Applications were accepted Monday, May 17, 2021 through Friday, May 28, 2021.  

HCR will select 30,000 households for the waitlist through a lottery. Those selected for the waitlist will be offered a voucher as one becomes available, and will be subject to additional eligibility screening. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Applying does not guarantee a voucher. 

Applicants will be notified by email if selected or not selected for placement on the waitlist. Notices will be sent to the email address or phone number provided in the application. HCR is not responsible for any incorrect contact information provided by the applicant. Please be sure to check your spam/junk email folder if you do not receive a notification within the next two weeks.

Please note that this waiting list only applies to vouchers from HCR. Applicants must apply separately for vouchers from other housing authorities, including NYCHA.

Selected Applicants

There is no estimated wait time for how long it will take for selected applicants to be offered a voucher. Wait times vary depending on a combination of factors, including your place on the list, established preferences, your income, and voucher availability.

When HCR reaches your position on the waiting list, you will be contacted to confirm whether you are still eligible for the program.  You will be required to submit documentation at that time to verify your eligibility. 

Verify your placement on the waitlist.

Update Contact Information

If you have a change in contact information, you must notify HCR by email or by mail. If HCR is unable to contact you once your number is reached on the waiting list, your name will be deleted from the list.

You can send updated contact information to HCR.

By Email

By Mail

NYC Subsidy Services Office
Attn: Section 8 Office
25 Beaver Street
New York, NY 10004

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