After more than a decade, LA reopens Section 8 waiting list lottery

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is reopening the Section 8 waiting list lottery Monday for the first time in more than a decade and expects more than 600,000 to apply for the rental subsidy program.

The Housing Authority will use a computer-randomized system to select up to 20,000 applicants for placement on the Section 8 waiting list.

The federal Section 8 program provides rental assistance to recipients by paying a portion of their rent directly to their landlords. More than 56,000 households in the city of Los Angeles are currently enrolled, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti's office.

Anyone interested in the program will be able to apply online starting at 6 a.m., continuing through 5 p.m. Oct. 29.

Applicants can visit to submit an application.

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