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How to Enter Lottery for Rental Vouchers from Fresno Housing



The application period to enter a lottery for Section 8 vouchers from Fresno Housing begins Thursday, June 15, and runs through July 14. (Shutterstock)
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Low-income renters needing assistance can apply for the next round of housing vouchers beginning today.

The Housing Choice Voucher program — sometimes called Section 8 — from Fresno Housing provides money for rent to eligible individuals and families. Housing vouchers are accepted at almost all rental units.

Those wanting to enter the voucher lottery can apply online or at the Fresno Housing central office at 1331 Fulton St. in Fresno.

The application period runs through July 14.

Applicants will need an email and social security number to apply.

Random lottery draws will be done throughout the year and those selected will be notified by mail.

Fresno Housing operates a number of computer labs available for people who don’t have regular access to a computer.

Edward Smith began reporting for GV Wire in May 2023. His reporting career began at Fresno City College, graduating with an associate degree in journalism. After leaving school he spent the next six years with The Business Journal, doing research for the publication as well as covering the restaurant industry. Soon after, he took on real estate and agriculture beats, winning multiple awards at the local, state and national level. You can contact Edward at 559-440-8372 or at

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