Section 8 (housing)

James City County opens up applications for housing vouchers

The county will open its Section 8 housing choice voucher application process for four days beginning Sept. 11.

Limited funding means applications will be selected and ordered using a random lottery system. Not all applicants will be placed on the waiting list, said Rebecca Vinroot, county social services director.

Vinroot said the county will create a wait list of 300 people for 260 available spots. There are already 36 people on the waiting list.

“We can only have it open for a short amount of time because we can’t go past a total of 300 people,” Vinroot said.

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's program for assisting low-income...