Wait List Information

Low Income Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Kern operates separate waiting lists for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and Low Income Public Housing program. We are unable to estimate how long you will have to wait for housing assistance due to the length of the waiting list and the slow turnover in the Low Income Public Housing program.

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List

Applicants in the Section 8 program are randomly selected from the waiting list and therefore we are unable to determine how long you will have to wait for housing assistance. Applicants will be contacted by email when their application reaches near the top of the waiting list.


The Section 8 Waiting List will open on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. PST and remain open until Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

More Information on Applying for Section 8 

Update Your Information

If there is a change in the size of your family or an address change while the application is on the waiting list, you can update your contact information on your Section 8 and/or Low Income Public Housing application by clicking on the button below, and using your credentials to log-in.