In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all County Housing offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2024. We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday, September 3, 2024.

For Public Housing maintenance emergencies, please call (314) 429-3811.

For HCV resident emergencies, please reach out to your landlord.

Waitlist Information

County Housing has a waitlist for individuals and families who are seeking housing assistance. There are two waitlists—one for the Public Housing program and another for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. Interested individuals and families can join the waitlist when it opens and their applications will be reviewed when vouchers or units become available.

When will the waitlists open?

The opening of the waitlist for either the Public Housing program and HCV program depends on various factors, including funding availability, program capacity, and the volume of applicants on our current waitlist. For that reason, we do not have an exact date when our waitlist will reopen.

In the meantime, we encourage you to check out our affordable housing properties page to see which properties are currently accepting applications.

How will I know when a waitlist reopens?

When the waitlist reopens for public housing and/or the HCV program, we will post here on our website, through social media channels and partner agencies, and in the newspaper 30 days in advance. You can also register below to receive an email when either waitlist reopens.

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How to apply to a waitlist when it opens

Check eligibility

Before applying, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria for our programs. Eligibility typically includes factors such as income, family size, and U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.

Complete the application

You can apply online through the RentCafe portal. Follow the instructions carefully and provide accurate information. Incomplete or inaccurate information may delay the process.

Wait for notification

Once your application is submitted, you will be placed on the appropriate waitlist. The waiting time can vary based on factors like program availability and the number of applicants.

Keep your information updated

It is crucial to notify us of any changes in your contact information or household composition. Failure to do so may result in removal from the waitlist.

Please fill out the Wait List Information Update form if there are any changes to your waitlist information.

You can also print and mail the form.

Finalize your assistance

If your application is selected from the waitlist, we will complete a final eligibility check and then you will receive instructions on how to secure your housing assistance.

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If you need to fill out the form without a computer, you can request a copy of the application for public housing via email at or by calling the main number (314) 428-3200 and asking for public housing. You can request a copy of the application for HCV via email at or by calling the main number (314) 428-3200 and asking for the HCV Department.
Please note that paper applications will not be available until the waitlist is open and accepting applications.

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