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.

The waiting list is currently being updated! All applicants must update their existing application and complete an updated application in our new software to remain on the waiting list.

The deadline to update to applications on the waiting list was January 31, 2022

Applicants that have not updated their application have a temporary inactive status* on the waiting list and may be withdrawn from the waiting list if no update is received before April 30, 2022. 

*Inactive status means that an applicant has not made any recent required updates to their application. PHAs may not be able to rank inactive applications accurately without updated information and may not be able to contact applicants without current contact information when they have vouchers available.

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

2021/2022 Maine Section 8/HCV Centralized Waiting List Update Process

  • Waiting List Update process started on November 3, 2021
    • First mailing was sent to all applicants in November 2021
    • Second mailing with an update form was mailed in December 2021
  • Deadline to respond was January 31, 2022
  • Response grace period ended on April 30, 2022
  • Applicants that have not responded will be withdrawn on May 2, 2022

 What if your application was removed from the waiting list?

The Maine housing authorities have changed the software used for the waiting list and requested that all applicants update their application. We sent all applicants emails and two mailings to let them know about the need to update their application in the new software starting in November 2021 thru April 2022. If your application was removed, you are still able 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 reinstated to the waiting list.

  • Do not submit a new application. Your previous application will be reinstated to the original date and time.
  • We will notify you by phone, email, or mail about your reinstatement request and when it has been completed.
  • Reinstatements will take approximately 1 week after it is received but may take up to 1 month to complete

Click here to download the Request for Reinstatement Form