Closing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
and the Public Housing Waiting List
February 5, 2014
The Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake (HACSL) will close the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Valley Fair Village, and the High Rise waiting lists effective 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014 until further notice.
All applications must be completed and returned to the HACSL office or postmarked before February 5, 2014 to be added to the waiting lists. Online applications need to be submitted before February 5, 2014. New applications will not be accepted while the waiting lists are closed. Incomplete applications received by HACSL before, but not completed by February 5, 2014, will not be added to the waiting lists.
All applicants currently on the waiting lists will be processed according to HACSL policies and procedures. Applicants are placed on the waiting lists by date and time of application. Waiting list updates on current applicants will continue to be taken while the waiting list is closed. It is important for applicants to keep their address updated with HACSL and to respond to any notices sent by HACSL. For more information, contact the HACSL office at 3595 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 or call (801) 284-4400.
The Salt Lake County Commissioners formed the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake (HACSL) in 1970. The agency is a tax-exempt, non-profit, municipal corporation, governed by a seven-member Board nominated by the Salt Lake County Mayor and confirmed by the County Commission. HACSL is not a Salt Lake County agency and receives no funding from local taxation. The Housing Authority’s annual budget exceeds $25 million. The Housing Authority staff includes over 85 employees, with average job longevity of seven years.
HACSL is an award-winning agency with numerous recognitions from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and others. Since the inception in 1990 of the performance measurements by HUD’s Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS), HACSL has received High Performer status.
HACSL is a full service housing authority that assists individuals, families, elderly, physically and mentally disabled residents who are low income. HACSL has constructed or acquired 626 public housing units serving over 1,300 individuals and families in Salt Lake County. HACSL also provides housing assistance to over 2,100 households through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. In addition, we have 400 units that were acquired through non-federal funds.