Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List

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Approximately 15,000 applicants are on the waiting list; therefore, it may be some time before your name reaches the top of the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list.

Selection from the waiting list is based on your lottery position. When your name reaches the top of the waiting list, MHA will notify you by first-class mail.

  1. Date time, and location of the eligibility interview, including any procedures for rescheduling the interview.
  2. Who is required to attend the interview.
  3. Documents that must be provided at the interview to document the legal identity of family member;
  4. Documents that must be provided at the interview to document the citizenship of family members;
  5. Documents that must be provided at the interview to document the determine the annual income for the family;
  6. Other documents and information that should be brought to the interview.

Applicants are responsible for updating MHA regarding family composition and address changes. If an applicant does not respond to notices of scheduled appointments or, any notice is returned to MHA as undeliverable, the applicant's name will be removed from the waiting list.


The Housing Choice Voucher Program is funded through the federal government’s continuing resolution. As a result, there is a potential funding shortfall for the remainder of 2017-2018 operating cycle, which may cause a delay in the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) providing our Housing Choice Voucher funds.  Due to the funding shortfall, please be advised that the November 2017 mid-month check-run has been cancelled and there may be a delay in future monthly disbursements of Housing Assistance and Utility Assistance payments to landlords and tenants.  Payments will be processed upon receipt of HAP funding from HUD.

Please note:

    • Memphis Housing Authority will not be obligated to pay late payment penalties since the payment delay is due to factors beyond the control of MHA [(HAP Contract Form HUD-52641, Part B, Section 7.a.3 {iii})].
    • Landlords may not request that tenants pay the delayed payments nor charge tenants a late fees due to the delayed payments on MHA’s behalf [24 CFR 982.451(b){iii}].
    • Landlords may not move to evict tenants based on MHA not paying its portion of rent [24 CFR 982.451(b){iii}].
    • Tenants must pay their portion of rent on time.

We will strive to disburse all future Housing and Utility Assistance payments timely.  Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work together to manage through this difficult situation.  


HCVP Landlord Workshop Registration form

The next Landlord Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21 3:30 – 5:00. Attendees can RSVP by 2/20/2018 (5pm). Please send RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 901-544-1347. Thanks.

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