D.C. Housing Authority cuts off waiting list applications

The D.C. Housing Authority will stop accepting new applications for its massive waiting list Friday in order to update and better manage the ever-growing queue.

Nearly 70,000 families and individuals are currently waiting for housing from the city's Housing Authority on a list that is said to take at least a decade to work through.

Applications will be accepted for new housing and at satellite sites through Friday.

Officials said on the Housing Authority's website that they're suspending new enrollment to update the list, give people on the list a chance to choose where they want to live and make the waiting list process easier to understand and manage.

The DCHA provides housing assistance to low-income families throughout the District through public housing, Section 8 vouchers and other means. It offers housing at dozens of facilities in all four quadrants of the city.