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Public Housing Waiting List Module Now Open

User Guide Released, Trainings Scheduled

On January 3, HUD sent an email to housing authorities nationwide announcing the opening of the waiting list module of the Public Housing Portal. According to HUD, “The module provides PHAs the ability to easily report the total number of families on the PHA waiting lists as required… by Section 103 (E) of HOTMA.”  

The HOTMA provision specifically requires HAs to report annually on the number of unduplicated families on the waiting list for admission to public housing projects. 

Submission of waiting list data, as of the end of 2023, is due March 31, 2024.

The Public Housing Portal Waiting List Module User Guide was attached to the email, and a link to an 8-minute video on waiting lists was also included.

In addition, HUD has scheduled two initial training sessions:

Agencies with questions are encouraged to contact: publichousingportal@hud.gov.

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