Thursday, July 21, 2011

Information on the Opening the Waiting List

Housing Choice Voucher List Opening

This August, the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) will be opening its waiting list with a lottery for the first time since 2006, and this time, the entire HCVP Waiting List Lottery will be conducted online.

Entries for the lottery will only be accepted online on the HCVP Waiting List Lottery website at

There also will be a link to the lottery website from the CMHA website.


Seniors and persons with disabilities can contact:

There will be a call center open for assistance with submitting a lottery entry, but the application must be submitted online

Interested persons cannot access the lottery at any CMHA office or facility. Instead they should go to the library or to a social service provider. NEOCH will be offering help to homeless people at our offices at 3631 Perkins Ave.

The website and Call Center will go live on Monday August 1, 2011, providing helpful information about the HCVP and the lottery itself.

The actual lottery and waiting list will open mid-month for only five days.

After they close, a random computer draw will take place to create the waiting list with 10,000 names. Entry in the lottery and placement on the waiting list will not guarantee a household a voucher. All households will need to be qualified as eligible when they reach the top of the waiting list.

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