Harford County Housing & Community Development (HCHCD) is excited to have opened our waiting list so that we can begin to provide assistance to families and the elderly who are in need. Our new process for accepting applications online is designed to allow the greatest possible access to apply and help us efficiently meet the high demand for applications. We have developed an application process that affords every interested applicant the opportunity to apply.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program assistance covers the rent portion that exceeds approximately 30% of an eligible family's monthly income. Any and all income-eligible households may submit a pre-application. Acceptance and/or assistance are based on income verification, eligibility requirements and preference factors. The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides tenant-based assistance, in the form of a voucher, to low-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities for rental units chosen by the tenant in the private market. HCHCD provides payments directly to participating property owners to offset the cost difference between tenant payments and unit rent. Rent must be reasonably compared with similar unassisted units in the area, and the property must meet HUD's Housing Quality Standards.
You may apply using any personal computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet with internet access. Someone else may apply for you if you need help using a computer and many public libraries offer free computer access, however please be advised that you must certify that all of the information being provided is true and complete.
After you have successfully applied, you will receive a receipt with a confirmation number and instructions for checking your application status online at www.waitlistcheck.com. You may also check your application status by calling 1-877-204-9098.
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