Section 8 Waiting List Pre-Application
The Battle Creek Housing Commission (BCHC) is pleased to announce the opening of the Housing Choice Voucher Program Albion Waiting List, starting at 8:01 a.m. (EDT) July 17, 2017 and running through 2:59 p.m. (EDT) July 21, 2017.
Only one pre-application per household will be accepted. Once you’ve successfully completed the pre-screening application, you will receive a confirmation number. Using your social security number, you will be able to check your waiting list status after July 25, 2017 using the “Section 8 Waiting List Status” button to the left.
Once the pre-application period is over, the housing commission will draw 75 names by random, computerized lottery to be placed on the Waiting List. Applicants who are placed on the Waiting List will have their “Waiting List Status” changed to “Selected” and will be mailed an Application with further instructions. Applicants who are not placed on the waiting list will have their status changed to “Not Selected”. They will not be contacted by the housing commission.
Getting on the list does not guarantee that a family will receive a voucher. Applicants must meet income and eligibility requirements to get the voucher once their name comes up. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by July 21, 2017. If an applicant owes money to the Battle Creek Housing Commission or to another public housing authority, those monies must be paid in full before August 25, 2017 or the applicant will not be eligible for voucher assistance.