Helping People….Changing Lives

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

2020 Waiting List Sign-Up Dates


Laughlin Community Action Center

402 Chandler Street


Connections North

10825 Bennett Road

January 15 January 31
February 19 February 28
March 18 Postponed March 27 Postponed
April 15 April 24
May 20 May 29
June 17 June 26
July 15 July 31
August 19 August 28
September 16 September 25
October 21 October 30
November 18 November 30
December 16 December 28

Sign-ups are held between the hours of 8:30 am -12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, on the specified dates.


​*Social Security numbers must be provided for all household members.

*You must know your annual income amount.

*Proof of residency in Chautauqua County must be provided.

Individuals with disabilities are eligible to apply and reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary to ensure equal participation in housing assistance.

Click here for additional details.

COI affirms compliance with equal housing opportunity requirements.

The mission of the Housing Division is to support sustainable, safe, and affordable communities through partnerships and services that benefit local communities, businesses, and individuals.


First Time Home Buyer Education Course


Laughlin Community Action Center ~ 402 Chandler Street, Jamestown

Saturday, October 24, 2020, Virtual via Go-to-Meeting

9 am – 5 pm


Connections North ~ 10825 Bennett Road, Dunkirk

 Saturday, September 12, 2020, and November 21, 2020

9 am – 5 pm




Online Financial

Education Course

Click here for more information

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Don’t Face Foreclosure Alone

Many homeowners facing foreclosure don’t know what to do, so they do nothing.  In reality, those who take action are more likely to achieve a positive outcome.  Don’t face foreclosure alone.  The sooner you act the better your chances are to stay in your home and save your investment.

A HUD-approved housing counselor can help you understand your options.  This service is provided at no cost to the homeowner.  Call Chautauqua Opportunities in Jamestown at 716-661-9430 or in Dunkirk at 716-366-8176 for more information.

Nothing is worse than doing nothing

Residential Services

The Safe House of Chautauqua County

Transitional Independent Living Program

Community Support & Preventive Services

Safe Place