For the first time in six years, the El Dorado County Housing Authority is accepting Wait List applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) from Feb. 11-25.
The Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance to low income individuals and families. The family pays approximately 30 percent of their income in rent to the landlord, and the Housing Authority pays the rest, up to a certain limit, directly to the landlord. Eligibility is determined by family size and income.
Beginning Feb. 12, applications will be available at the El Dorado County Housing Authority offices at 3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 202 in South Lake Tahoe. They are also available at www.co.el-dorado.ca.us. To receive an application by mail, call t (530) 642-7150.
All applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. Feb. 25 to be considered.
Once on the list, it is not unusual to remain on the waiting list for several years. When a family’s name reaches the top of the waiting list, applicants’ information is verified to determine eligibility. The waiting list was last opened in 2002 when more than 1,000 names were added.