Q & A Housing Choice Vouchers

When is the waiting list going to open? The preliminary Interest List is currently CLOSED. The waiting list will re-open in the Spring of 2019.
How long after I apply will I be called? We cannot estimate the time and there is no guarantee that you will be selected.  Random lottery draws will be completed throughout the year with a final draw in December 2018.  If you are selected, you will be notified by mail and/or Email.  Applications that are not selected by the final draw will be cancelled.  The waiting list will re-open in the Spring of 2019.
Are there preferences? Yes.  The Housing Choice Voucher Program has established the following preferences. Residency, United States Veterans and the Elderly or Disabled preferences.  Applicants select the preferences they qualify for when completing their pre-application.  All preferences claimed must be current and verified at the time the application is selected.  For more information on preferences, please refer to the “Housing Choice Voucher Preferences” on our website at www.fresnohousing.org/preferences
What if my address changes after I submit my application? After successful completion of submitting an application, you may log back into your online account after one week and report changes to your personal information.  It is your responsibility to maintain your application with current contact information.
How long do I have to report changes? All address/contact changes must be reported within 10 business days and updated online.  Please allow one week after submitting application to log back into your account to view your application or update changes.
What if I do not have a social security number? In order to be eligible for assistance, there must be one member within the household that has legal residency.  If it is not the head of household, you may enter all 9’s for the social security number.  Eligibility for all members will be confirmed if selected from the waiting list.
What is the income limit for the Housing Choice Voucher program? The income limits are posted on our website at www.fresnohousing.org.
How do I check the status of my application? You may log back into your online account after one week from completing your pre-application to view your information.
How do I log back into my online account? The email address used to register along with the password you created will both be needed to log back in.  Make sure to write them down and keep them in a safe place.