WaitList Scam Warning

Looking for Affordable Housing? Beware of Section 8 Scams

Phony Waiting Lists Take Fees; The Real Ones Never Do

Section 8 housing scams prey on home-seekers and use websites that look like registration sites for Section 8 waiting list lotteries. They take “registration fee” money, personal information, and offer a chance to register for the real lottery—since these hopefuls usually don’t know they’ve been scammed until the real waiting list is closed.

There is never a fee to register for a real Section 8 waiting list.

 

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