The Grand Junction Housing Authority is re-opening its wait list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Thousands of names have been removed from the list, allowing more people to apply starting on Monday.
When officials closed the list in March, the housing authority had a stack of more than 3,500 applications.
After months of working to figure out who still lived in the area, needed subsidized housing, and actually qualified, the housing authorities has shrunk its wait list to right around a thousand applications.
That means after six months of turning people away, the housing authority can now focus on people still in need.
“Yes, the waiting list is open but we will still have a wait,” Lori Rosendahl, with Grand Junction Housing Authority, said. “You never know. You can get on our waiting list, we could end up with a new allocation, and be able to serve you quicker.”
The organization only has the resources to help about a thousand families through the Housing Choice Voucher Program at any given time.
For those on the wait list, it can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to get assistance.
The housing authority will start accepting new applications at 8am on Monday morning.
It says the quickest way to get on the waiting list is to print off an application from its website and drop it by the office at 1011 North 10th Street.