Waiting List Update

The Maine Centralized  Section  8/HCV Waiting List is periodically updated and purged in order to keep applicant information current and to remove applicants who are no longer interested. Please be sure to periodically check your application to make sure your information is current. Applicants that do not respond to an Update mailing will be removed from the waiting list. It is very important that your mailing address be up to date at all times.

Applicants that have not updated their application may be withdrawn from the waiting list if no update is received before the deadline stated on your letter. 

How to Update your Application:

  1. Applicants can update their applications online by visiting: www.affordablehousing.com/update
    • You must create a new username and password to access your existing application.
  2. Download a copy of the paper application and mail it to the address listed on the update form or drop off at a participating housing authority office.
    • Click here to download the paper application update

Update Application

Maine Section 8/HCV Centralized Waiting List Update Process

  • All applicants are encouraged to review their application at least once a year and update it as necessary when changes occur.
  • If you do not update your application in over a year, you may be contacted by email and text message encouraging you to check on your application.
  • On a quarterly basis (current schedule below), applicants that have not updated their application in over one-year will receive a notification by email and text message with a deadline to complete an update. If no update is received after two weeks, a notification will be sent by USPS First Class Mail.
  • Applicants who fail to respond to update their application by the deadline mentioned in their letter will be removed from the waiting list.

PLEASE NOTE: The Maine Section 8/HCV Waiting List is operated in partnership with AffordableHousing.com. Applicants will receive the requests to update their application from AffordableHousing.com (headquartered in Florida) on behalf of all twenty (20) participating housing authorities.

Schedule for Second Quarter 2024 Update Mailing (sent to applicants that have not updated their application in over one year)

  • April 1, 2024: First notification sent to applicants by email and text message
  • April 15, 2024: Update request sent by USPS First Class Mail (only to applicants that have not yet completed an update online or at a PHA)
  • April 30, 2024: Applicants that did not respond by the deadline are removed from waiting list.

How do I know if I got an update letter?

  • Online: After logging into your account, go to your manage application dashboard to see if an update is necessary. If you are unsure, please review your application and save any changes. This action will count as an update, eliminating the need for another update for the next year.
  • Phone: Call AffordableHousing.com Customer Service at 866-466-7328 to inquire about your application status on the Maine Section 8/HCV Waiting List and whether you need to complete an update.
  • Mail: Complete an update form and mail it back. Once we receive it, we will update your application. Please provide an email address to receive confirmation of your update.

What if your application was removed from the waiting list?

If your application was removed, you may be eligible to reinstate your application to the original date and time by completing a Reinstatement Request Form. If you fully complete this form and send it back as soon as possible, your application will be reviewed for reinstatement to the waiting list.

  • In the meantime, you may submit a new application.
  • If your reinstatement request is approved, your application will be updated to reflect the original date and time of submission.
  • You will be notified by phone, email, or mail if your reinstatement request is approved and inform you once it has been completed.
  • Reinstatement requests may take up to one (1) month to process after it is received.

Click here to download the Request for Reinstatement Form