Periodically, the Memphis Housing Authority opens up a pre-application process for their Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8). The Libraries have historically been a place to pick up these applications. However, these applications must now be submitted online, which means that they may be completed on any personal computer or smart phone that has Internet access. If you do not have access to a personal computer or smart phone, please visit any Memphis Public Libraries location. Applicant selection and ranking will be determined randomly, not by when the pre-application was submitted during the opening period.
From the Memphis Housing Authority:
Pre-applications will be accepted online at the above address between 8:00 AM Monday, October 9, 2017 and 5:00 PM Friday, October 13, 2017 only. No vouchers are available at this time. This is just a pre-application for possible waiting list placement.
About the Pre-Application Process
Individuals with disabilities who require assistance with the pre-application may call 855-337-9230 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm CDT during the opening period.
Applicant selection and ranking will be determined randomly, not by when the pre-application was submitted during the opening period. Only one Pre-Application per person will be included in the random selection process.
Applicants must provide all required information on the Pre-Application Form in order to submit the online pre-application. Only complete on-line pre-applications submitted during the opening period will be included in the random waiting list selection process. Incomplete or duplicate pre-applications will not be included in the random waiting list selection process.
Applicants selected in the computerized random selection process will receive notification that they have been placed on the waiting list. Please allow 12 weeks following the opening period to receive notification.
Required information for Pre-Application Submission
Completion of the online pre-application should take no more than 30 minutes if you gather all the required information ahead of time. Please be prepared to provide:
- A current mailing address and telephone number where you can be reached
- Names of everyone who will live with you, and the following for each person:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Gender (male/female)
- Race and ethnicity
- Whether anyone who will live with you is handicapped or disabled
- The annual income of the household (including all household members)
IMPORTANT!!!!!! You must fully complete and click the SUBMIT button to have your online pre-application included in the random selection process. After you complete and submit the pre-application, a confirmation page will appear on the computer screen with a receipt number confirming that you have submitted your pre-application. You should print this page and/or write down your confirmation number.