After staging a lottery for the first time in five years, the Los Angeles Housing Authority has selected 30,000 winners for its Section 8 rental assistance program waitlist.
- How many people applied for the lottery? HACLA received 223,375 lottery applications. This represents a 19% increase since the last lottery in 2017. That increase shows that the growing number of Angelenos needing housing assistance outpaces the available federal funds, according to a spokesperson from the agency.
- Who was selected? The 30,000 slots went to people who live or work in the city of Los Angeles, including households with veterans. For the lucky few who’ve secured a spot on the waitlist, the road to finding an affordable apartment likely remains a long one.
- What’s next: All applicants will receive an email informing them whether or not they got a spot on the waitlist. Starting today, applicants can also check their status at hacla.hcvlist.org or by calling (877) 621-7328 TTY 711.