HCV Program FAQs

The Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is now open, apply online

How do I get on the HCV wait list? 

Pre-applications are being accepted online only. 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 you must certify all of the information being provided is true and complete. 

How can I verify I am on the wait list? 

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. Remember, the office will not be able to predict how long it will take for your name to reach the top of the waiting list. Please allow seven to 10 business days from the application date to check the status. 

Where am I on the wait list? 

The Harford County Housing Choice Voucher Program cannot confirm your placement number on the wait list. Reaching the top of the wait list depends on a variety of things, including the date and time your application was received, the preferences you indicated on your application, and available funding. 

How long will it take to receive a voucher? 

For families that qualify, the wait for a voucher may be several years. There are many families and individuals who have applied for housing assistance and are on the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Tenant-Based program. We cannot predict when your name will reach the top of the waiting list. When your name reaches the top of the waiting list, you will be contacted by mail for an eligibility interview. 

What if I move while I am on the wait list? 

If you move while you are on the wait list, let us know. Click here to change your address. Failure to provide your current contact information may result in your name being removed from the waiting list.