Housing Choice Voucher Program

About the Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly known as “Section 8”, is a federally funded program that subsidizes rents for eligible participants who rent units in the private market. It is designed to assist very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to rent decent, safe and sanitary housing. A housing subsidy is paid directly to the landlord on behalf of a participating family. 

More information for
Housing Choice Voucher participants is here

Information for landlords and property owners is here.  

Administrative Plan

The Administrative Plan (pursuant to 982.54) covers both admission and continued participation policies for the program and will be utilized by Housing & Community Development. A copy of this plan has been submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

*Important Notice

The Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is now open. You may apply online at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/MD1355.   

Are you on the waiting list? Keep your address current!

If you are on the HCV Waiting List, and there has been a change in your contact information, you must submit the Address Change Request. Failure to provide your current contact information may result in your name being removed from the Waiting List.