Wait List

Closure

At this time the HCV wait list is currently closed. The public will be notified via radio, Loudoun County’s website and advertising in local paper when the HCV waitlist will be reopened.

Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

If you are currently on the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list, please know that the HCV Program is in the process of purging its Waitlist. You must provide all information needed for continued placement on the Waitlist and this can be done by visiting this page. You are required to either fill out the online form or return the hard copy via mail by December 23, 2019.

Please note: 
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8) is not accepting applications at this time.

Wait List Status

Please be aware that during the Waitlist purging process, households will not be able to check their position nor update any information.

Process

Because there are more families who need rental assistance than there are funds available, the Loudoun County Department of Family Services (LCDFS) uses a waiting list to administer the program to eligible families.

Generally, when funds become available to issue a new voucher, the next family at the top of the waiting list is contacted and screened for eligibility. Once the family is determined to be eligible, the family receives a briefing to explain the program and is issued a voucher. The family then searches for a housing unit that meets their needs. A family generally has 120 days to find a housing unit.

Residency / Non-Residency

If at the time you applied for the program you were a Loudoun County resident, you may take your voucher to any other jurisdiction outside the county. If you were not a resident of Loudoun County when you applied, you must lease a unit in the county for at least one year before you can take your voucher elsewhere.

In some cases, a family may meet certain preference requirements explained in the LCDFS HCV Program Administrative Plan. In those cases, LCDFS might move those families to the top of the waiting list.

Please Note: LCDFS does not charge for applications. Please be cautious of any company or website that charges you for a HCV / Section 8 application.