How to Apply for a Voucher

1. Complete a preliminary application

  • You can pick up an application at Westbrook Housing or ask to have one mailed to you.
  • The application is also available online for you at Maine Centralized Section 8/HCV Waiting List.
  • If you need help filling out the application, please call Westbrook Housing at (207) 854-9779 to schedule an appointment.
  • If you need an interpreter, please call Westbrook Housing at (207) 854-9779.
  • No documentation is needed at time of application.
  • Incomplete applications will be returned for further information.

2. Waiting list

  • Once your application is complete, your name will be placed on our waiting list based on the date and time it was received.
  • Westbrook Housing gives preference to applicants who live or work in Westbrook, Gorham or Windham.
  • Placement on the waiting list does not mean you are eligible for the Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher program.
  • There is no way to determine the length of time your application will remain on the waiting list before reaching the top.
  • It is important to keep your information current. You can make changes or obtain a change form on the Maine Centralized Section 8/HCV Waiting List site.  Your application will be removed from the waiting list if we are unable to contact you.

3. What happens when your name reaches the top of the waiting list

  • Westbrook Housing will contact you to complete a more in-depth application.
  • You will have to provide documentation that you are eligible for the program; this step includes verifying your income, assets and citizenship status.
  • You will be asked to provide a copy of birth certificates, immigration documents and Social Security cards for every member of the household.
  • If you meet the qualifications, you will be invited to attend a briefing session where you will be given more information about the program.