Wait list for low-income housing opens

The wait list for subsidized housing vouchers for low-income families in Sacramento County will be open to applicants for two weeks, starting Monday.

The Sacramento Housing Authority will open the wait list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program - formerly known as Section 8 - from 12:01 a.m. Monday to 11:59 a.m. Sept. 26, according to a press release.

Candidates should apply online at www.sacwaitlist.com. There is no cost to apply, and a credit check is not needed to apply.

Housing officials cautioned applicants not to apply at any other website, because many charge a fee or require personal information, such as a Social Security number or a debit or credit card number. These websites falsely claim that such information is needed to submit an application, which could lead to identity theft.

A total of 5,000 applicants will be placed on the wait list through random selection after the list is closed.