Section 8 Waiting List

Waiting List information last updated on 1/7/2016

Section 8 waiting list is currently working with families through lottery number 1600.   

For the 3,000 applicants who were selected in the 2015 Section 8 Waiting list lottery, we have contacted persons through lottery number 1600.  The waiting list is not expected to reopen until late 2016; check this web page for updates.

For applicants on any waiting list, you MUST maintain a current mailing address at all times as you will be contacted through the U.S. Mail when your name comes to the top of the waiting list. If your mail comes back as undeliverable or if there is no response because you moved and mail was not forwarded, your file will be canceled and you will need to reapply when the waiting list reopens.  Address changes should be made by calling 541-682-3755 or by email.  For questions regarding Section 8 housing not answered on our website, please call the Eugene office at 541-682-3755. For more general information about Section 8, please see the Section 8 pages.

Agency Owned Housing

Effective January 1, 2015, the waiting list for 1-bedroom subsidized units in the Eugene/Springfield metropolitan area is closed.

We will continue to process 1-bedroom applications for Eugene and Springfield, but will not accept any more 1-bedroom applications, except for outlying areas, until further notice.

Wait Times for Public & Multi-Family Housing

The wait for Public and Multi-Family Housing programs can range from around one to four years, depending upon your bedroom size and your location preference.  For more detailed information, see the table below.

Wait Times for Village Oaks Apartments (Effective 12/1/14, the Village Oaks 1-bedroom waiting list is closed.)

The waiting times for Village Oaks two bedroom units are usually shorter than other programs because Village Oaks has flat rents that some people cannot afford.  Applicants need at least two times the rent in monthly income to qualify for Village Oaks.  The wait times for one and three bedroom units can be longer.

Wait Times for Firwood Apartments

The wait for one-bedroom units at Firwood is usually a few months, but can be as long as a year. The wait for two-bedroom units at Firwood can be much longer because there are only a few of them at this complex.

Public and Multi-Family Housing Wait Times

The table below shows the application dates for people most recently housed according to their bedroom size and geographic preference.

Location Month and Year Applied:
Eugene/Springfield, 1 Bedroom January of 2010
Eugene/Springfield, 2 Bedroom January of 2012
Eugene/Springfield, 3 Bedroom June of 2014
Eugene/Springfield, 4 Bedroom July of 2012
All Outlying, 1 Bedroom* June of 2014
Veneta, 2 Bedroom February of 2012
Veneta, 3 Bedroom September of 2013
Veneta, 4 Bedroom August of 2011
Florence, 1 Bedroom January of 2009
Florence, 2 Bedroom June of 2013
Florence, 3 Bedroom July of 2013
Florence, 4 Bedroom January of 2011
* Outlying includes Veneta, Cottage Grove, Creswell, and Junction City.

To calculate the current wait for the various programs, count the number of months from the application date of those who we are serving to today’s date. Be aware that the wait can become longer or shorter depending upon the number of vacancies in each program. This page is usually updated around the first of each month.

Other Information on Wait Times

For elderly or disabled one-bedroom applicants, the wait for a unit in Eugene can be at anywhere from 4 to 6 years, ,depending upon vacancy rates. One-bedroom units in Springfield are offered to existing residents who need to downsize due to a family composition change. The wait for one-bedroom elderly or disabled units can be much shorter in Outlying Areas, such as Cottage Grove, Creswell, Junction City and Veneta.

A note about fully accessible wheelchair units: Because we have a limited number of wheelchair accessible units, the wait can be quite long. Wheelchair accessible units are offered first to current residents who need them. Therefore, some applicants who need the features decide to accept a non-accessible unit and wait for an accessible unit to become available.

The waiting time for agency-owned four-bedroom units can be quite long because there are only 17 of them in all of Lane County.

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