Are you accepting applications to the wait list?
No. The Housing Choice Voucher Program wait list is closed and we are not accepting new applications. We do not anticipate that the waitlist will be opened for several years. The HCVP will notify the public at least 10 business days prior to opening the wait list on its website and in local newspapers.
Are there any other housing assistance programs offered in Arlington County, VA?
Yes, there is a County-funded program that provides a monthly housing grant to eligible households. For answers to commonly asked questions about the Housing Grants Program, click here
How can I verify I am on the wait list?
You can contact the Department of Human Services, Customer Service Department at 703-228-1450 to verify your name is still active on the waiting list. Remember, the office will not be able to predict how long it will take for your name to reach the top of the waiting list.
Where am I on the wait list?
The Arlington County Housing Choice Voucher Program cannot confirm your placement number on the wait list. Reaching the top of the wait list depends on a variety of things, including the date and time your application was received, the preferences that you indicated on your application, and funding.
How long will it take to receive a voucher?
The average wait for a voucher is approximately 5 years. There are many families and individuals who have applied for housing assistance and are on the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Tenant-Based program. We cannot predict when your name will reach the top of the waiting list.
Reaching the top of the waiting list depends on the availability of vouchers, when you applied for the program and any selection preferences you may have indicated on your application. When your name reaches the top of the waiting list, you will be contacted by mail for an eligibility interview.
Please be sure to keep your contact information current with this office. You can download the Waitlist Update Form and submit it to 2100 Washington Blvd, 3rd Floor, Arlington, VA 22204, Attn: Voucher Waitlist. Your name may be removed from the wait list if this office does not have your current address.
What is the process when someone is called from the waitlist?
- You will be contacted for an Applicant Eligibility Briefing. Again, it may take several years before your name is taken from the wait list.
- Within 45 days of the eligibility briefing, you will be notified if you are eligible to receive a voucher. If you are not eligible at that time, you may be placed back on the wait list or withdrawn from the wait list.
- Once you have been issued a voucher, you must locate a unit within 120 days or your name will be withdrawn from the wait list.