Applications will be taken for two weeks both on the PHA website or by calling, (215) 999-3102, until Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 at 5:59 p.m.
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Then, a lottery will be used to pick 10,000 people to get on the waiting list. The first 2,000 are expected to receive housing vouchers this year.
The PHA website quickly became overwhelmed by people seeking affordable housing.
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"Due to the overwhelming demand this morning for HCV lottery applications, the PHA website was experiencing some technical issues," PHA posted to its Facebook page Monday morning. It is working now. We apologize for any inconvenience, but ask everyone to remember that the HCV lottery will be open until Feb. 5, 2023.
"With a computer randomly selecting 10,000 winners, it doesn't matter if you apply the first day or the last day. If you experience technical issues, please call 215-999-3102 or try the website again. Thanks for your patience."
People will find out in March if they made it onto the waiting list.
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