Section 8

Notice of Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Wait-list Opening

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) will be open from 9:00 a.m., July 18, 2022, through 5:00 p.m., July 22, 2022, through an online application process. The HCV program provides rental assistance to individuals and families who meet eligibility guidelines by paying a portion of their rent directly to private rental property owners. 

The online application will open on this website on July 18, 2022. Applicants will have an equal chance to receive assistance, regardless of the time and date they apply while the waiting list is open. Interested families and individuals may apply 24 hours a day, using a computer or mobile device with Internet access. Applicants are required to have a valid, working email address. No paper applications will be handed out or accepted in person, or by mail, email, or fax. 

BMHA offers kiosks at multiple locations throughout the City of Buffalo. Online applications can be made at any kiosks during the waiting list opening period. Kiosk locations are listed in the link below.

BMHA Kiosk Locations

How To Apply for the Section 8 Waiting List through the BMHA Online Portal