Monroe County, Section 8 Housing

Applicants stay all night to get on Section 8 wait list

After staying outside all night to be at the front of the line, the first group of Section 8 applicants sign in at 8 a.m. Wednesday
After staying outside all night to be at the front of the line, the first group of Section 8 applicants sign in at 8 a.m. Wednesday

People hoping to get added to SCCAP’s Monroe County Section 8 wait list started lining up Tuesday evening to make sure they were near the front of the line when we started taking applications Wednesday morning.

At 8 p.m. Tuesday, there were about a dozen people already in line in the parking lot in front of SCCAP. That line grew to about 40 or so overnight. By the time SCCAP opened its doors at 8 a.m., we had distributed numbers to the first 70 households in line, who were in position to get the 70 slots available on our wait list if they are eligible for the Section 8 program. Soon after that, we had also passed out numbers to 15 additional households as alternates.

The people waiting in line were orderly this morning and the process of taking dozens of applications, which will take several hours, appears to be going smoothly. To assist with that process, SCCAP’s Monroe County office has extra help today from staff from its offices in Brown, Morgan and Owen counties.

This is the first time in five years that SCCAP has been able to add households to its Section 8 wait list in Monroe County.

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