Section 8


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.



This program allows very low-income families to choose and lease privately-owned rental housing and serves approximately 2,000 low-income households in Salt Lake County every year.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is a federal program that provides rental assistance to very low-income families (i.e. 70 percent of the families must have incomes at or below 30 percent of area median income). The HCV Program is funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and is administered by a public housing authority, such as the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake (HACSL).

If you are a landlord wanting to list your property, or a tenant looking for property, go to Property Listings for further information.

The Housing Authority has two different types of rental subsidies, tenant-based and project-based programs. Both programs have similar income-based admission requirements set by HUD. Households with a tenant-based subsidy have a voucher that allows them to move from one place to another. Those in the project-based programs live in a building in which the units are subsidized. If a tenant moves from the building, they lose their rental subsidy. Generally, those in the project-based programs and some tenant-based programs for special populations are referred by various agencies and building owners to the Housing Authority, which confirms that they meet all the Section 8 eligibility requirements. Households on the Housing Voucher tenant-based program come from the Housing Authority’s waiting list of applicants. HACSL currently has funding for 2,144 units.