Housing crisis lead to return of Section 8 waitlist in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — For the first time in five years, the Orange County Housing and Community Development Department is taking applications just to get on a waitlist for Section 8 housing.


In just a matter of days, 13,000 people have applied to grab one of the 1,000 spots.

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“(It) demonstrates that there’s a lot of shortfall, and there’s a lot of work to do,” said Mitchell Glasser, a manger in Orange County Housing.

Orange County currently supports 1,300 families on Section 8.

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The waitlist will hold over for about the next five years. You can apply online or in the office if you need assistance.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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