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Application Tips

Here are some strategies and things to remember when applying for waitlists at Home Forward.

The Katherine Gray

In most cases, you may only apply when there are open waitlists. The estimated waiting times can be long for some apartments and programs, but don’t be discouraged! You should apply for any apartment or program you are interested in. You never know how life circumstances can change.

Visit the Waitlists page on this site to check for open waitlists. You may qualify to apply for closed waitlists if you have an approved medical priority. We offer priority to applicants who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and a life expectancy of less than 12 months. At some Home Forward managed properties, we also offer priority to applicants who require the features of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible homes.

Visit the “Eligibility” page on this site to get some insight into whether or not you qualify. Income eligibility is the primary factor, as all of our programs are intended for households with low income.

If you are interested in applying for an apartment community with an open waitlist, we recommend that you visit in person to see what it’s like. You might also speak to a representative at the community’s leasing or property management office.

Online applications are available on this site in English, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese when waitlists are open. Everyone who is planning to live together must be listed on your application, and your application must be filled out completely. 

Applications are accepted online when waitlists are open. There may be additional options or guidelines for applying that we will post when waitlists are open. Once your application has been accepted, we will send a confirmation letter.

Once you are placed on a waitlist, it is your responsibility to notify us in writing of any change to your mailing address, phone number, or the size of your household. 

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