The opening of the application period is advertised periodically in a general circulation newspaper with citywide coverage at least 15 days prior to the acceptance of applications. Once the application period expires, all applications are entered in an electronic spreadsheet. This information is then used to generate a random lottery which determines the order of the waiting list. Once the waiting list is established, all applicants are informed, in writing, of their waiting list number. Receiving a waiting list number does not directly qualify the applicant for the program.
Clients who encounter, or believe that they have encountered, discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, familial status, or disability shall be referred to fair housing and/or legal counseling offered by local organizations such as H.O.P.E., Inc., H.E.L.P., Inc. and Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.