The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is reopening the Section 8 waiting list lottery Monday for the first time in more than a decade and expects more than 600,000 to apply for the rental subsidy program.
The Housing Authority will use a computer-randomized system to select up to 20,000 applicants for placement on the Section 8 waiting list.
The federal Section 8 program provides rental assistance to recipients by paying a portion of their rent directly to their landlords. More than 56,000 households in the city of Los Angeles are currently enrolled, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti's office.
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Anyone interested in the program will be able to apply online starting at 6 a.m., continuing through 5 p.m. Oct. 29.
Applicants can visit hacla.hcvlist.org to submit an application.